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Maintenance of Effort   Schools & Education

Started Apr-16 by Robert H (Hokie67); 67 views.
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From: Robert H (Hokie67)

Apr-16

Maintenance of Effort (MOE) is a some what perjorative word in the world of edu-speak in Maryland... whether you part of the education establishment or the side who have the taxing authority to fund the schools. It is what it sounds like... the funders are required to fund at a minimum level no less than the previous year's $$$'s/student level. But... what if we funded the schools like any other department whose existence in size, scope and scale depend on that funding? Think about it.

Would we more likely to get more or less funds for our schools? Would the other fundees be challenging the schools for incremental fund crumbs?

The fact is... paying teachers more isn't like the pay scales in the corporate world. We know that we're not paying teachers what they're worth... and the teachers add in some higher causes to their work place fulfillment to gain some self-respect. And prey for the funders who become predators rather than supporters.

In reality... the only folks who will think about this are those who support KCPS... like me. And reality is just as perjorative in this case.   

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