Panel to listen to payments looking for revamp of Mass. schooling formulation

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Panel to listen to payments looking for revamp of Mass. schooling formulation

BOSTON (AP) — A Beacon Hill committee is reviewing proposals to overtake the state’s schooling funding formulation.

Democratic legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker all agree it’s a vital concern however they don’t all agree on easy methods to go about revamping the greater than 25-year-old formulation that critics say shortchanges many low-income college students in Massachusetts.

The Legislature’s Education Committee has scheduled a listening to on Tuesday on schooling funding payments, together with a measure filed by Baker that envisions $1.1 billion in extra state help to public college districts over the following seven years.

Supporters of a separate invoice filed by Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, of Boston, and Rep. Aaron Vega of Holyoke argue the governor’s plan falls wanting funding wants for the poorest college districts and would take too lengthy to section in.

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