Minnesota taxpayers will have less say over how school districts use $200 million in voter-approved school levies due to recent changes in way the state funds education.
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Education advocates who have long fought for more money for schools and a more reliable funding system praised the changes because they essentially guarantee districts a certain amount of property-tax revenue. Voters still have control over whether districts continue to collect these taxes because they elect the school board members who make the decisions, they say.
Yet the changes riled others who complain that they take power away from voters. Critics also say the new rules don't treat every district fairly and exacerbate funding disparities between urban and rural districts.
Gary Amoroso, executive director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, and Scott Croonquist, executive director of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts, join The Daily Circuit to discuss the changes.