School Boards say Political Grants Won’t Bring Equity to Vermont’s Unique Pupil Weighting Formula

Instead of following the unequivocal recommendations made in the 2019 UVM/Rutgers report and correcting the weights for students who are economically disadvantaged, attend small schools, rural schools and require English language services, some opponents suggest that grants should be targeted toward these populations of learners to fix problem. But grants like these come and go, their measurements and purpose are apt to change by the year. Grants are susceptible to political whim. The only sure, stable method for correcting decades of inequity is to correct the pupil weighting formula as recommended by educational researchers who our VT Legislature hired to conduct this research. #Vtpoli #FixTheFormula #VtEd #equity