Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Schools use stimulus funds as excuse for cutting their own funding

Voice of San Diego:

ProPublica writes about a government watchdog report that finds that many states are using school stimulus money to reduce what they chip in for education -- not to add to it as the feds had intended.

Ed. Dep’t Watchdog: Stimulus Dollars For Schools Miss The Mark
by Christopher Flavelle
ProPublica -
October 6, 2009

Some states are bending the rules that govern the use of the education stimulus dollars, according to a report [1] released last week by the Department of Education’s inspector general. The report, which carried the deceptively bland title “Potential Consequences of the Maintenance of Effort Requirements under the ARRA Fiscal Stabilization Fund,” found that some states are using the program to reduce their own funding for public education...

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