CACR 14 - Education Funding Amendment, died 11/30/11

posted Feb 24, 2012, 5:34 PM by Bill Duncan   [ updated Feb 25, 2012, 2:20 AM ]

Passed by the Senate 3/30/11 (16-8
The Senate amended what had been passed in the House in early March, 2011
In fulfillment of the provisions with respect to education set forth in Part II, Article 83, the general court shall have the authority, responsibility, and discretion to define reasonable standards for elementary and secondary public education, to establish reasonable standards of accountability therefor, and to mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity. Further, in the exercise thereof, the general court shall have full discretion to determine the amount of, and methods of raising and distributing, State funding for education.

Amended ( 225-154) and failed to pass (114-264) 11/30/11 (changes from the Senate bill shown in brackets)
In fulfillment of its duties with respect to education set forth in Part II, Article 83, the Legislature shall have the authority and responsibility [and discretion]  to define reasonable standards for elementary and secondary public education, to establish reasonable standards of accountability [therefor], and to mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity. Further, in the exercise thereof, the Legislature shall have full discretion to determine the amount of, and methods of raising and distributing, State funding for public education.