House, Senate fight over education funding for poor and immigrant students


Jul 15 2018

By Shira Schoenberg, MassLive

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation has estimated that the low-income and English language learner recommendations would cost another $500 million to $700 million. But Doug Howgate, director of policy and research for the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, acknowledged that those are "back of the envelope" calculations. The exact cost depends on the details of how the payments are calculated, which the Foundation Budget Review Commission largely left up to the Legislature.
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