Keller @ Large: Lawmakers Near Agreement On Education Funding, But Not Without Backlash

BOSTON (CBS) – On Monday, my colleague Paula Ebben showed you how shortfalls in state aid have left a Worcester school struggling to meet the needs of low-income students, as pressure builds on Beacon Hill to come up with a new school funding formula.

And in WBZ interviews with the top players in that process, it appears lawmakers are nearing agreement in major areas, but not without backlash against some of the political heat.

As always, money is a sticking point. There is about $300 million in new school funds written into the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but teacher unions and others are clamoring for new tax hikes to supplement that.

“Every time we have an issue here in the State House the answer always [is] – whether it’s education or transportation or economic development, whatever it is – we need to raise…

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