Charter schools and vocational schools will lose some state aid as the new law changes the way those schools are financed.
Yet, charter advocates seem quite happy, despite their state funding being cut. Is it because the plan includes stronger "money follows the student" provisions. It is unclear to me what this really means to charters and other state-run schools. Less money from the state but more from the student's home district? I don't know. I've not seen this explained at all.
Also, I was wondering about Lincoln and Cumberland's districts likely losing nearly 10% of their students (and thus money) as their mayoral academy comes on line. As it turns out, they're big winners in the new funding formula, so that should even out the sting.