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School Funding 101 - Shared screen with speaker view
Alexza Barajas Clark
24:11
https://edtrust.org/tennessee/
Alexza Barajas Clark
25:49
https://edtrust.org/dollarsandsense/
Alexza Barajas Clark
27:06
https://thealliancetn.org/
Alexza Barajas Clark
27:33
https://thealliancetn.org/our-partners/
Alexza Barajas Clark
27:45
https://thealliancetn.org/our-beliefs/
Alexza Barajas Clark
33:48
Hello and welcome everyone- please use the Q&A feature to post any questions you have for Zahava. We will do our best to get to all of them.
Alexza Barajas Clark
47:38
To access the Zahava's PPT slides, please go to: https://edtrust.org/dollarsandsense/. Click the first session drop-down and download the Session Slides there.
EdTrustTN@edtrust.org
01:08:14
Hey Kiah, just as a FYI, I wanted to let you know that I will promote you to a Panelist if Gini has any issues
Kiah Albritton
01:08:41
Great, thank you!
Jami Oakley
01:12:23
I just was saying yesterday that the state needs to follow MNPS' lead on Student Based Budgeting - I didn't know that was a thing that we're outliers on. It's seemed to have worked really well and with positive results for MNPS.
Ali Jaffery
01:13:57
In Memphis, we see the state is already sending us more money for public education than more affluent surburan areas. How could one defend a more equitable model that would reduce funding to suburban school districts that already has a lower level of state/local funding BUT has marked higher achievement than city public school students?
Ali Jaffery
01:19:50
Also, the city of Memphis isn’t funding much of public k-12 education. Due to the 2013/14 merger/de-merger we are not receiving (much) finanical support from the city. The funding is now allocated by the county commission. Have you seen cities in other areas that don’t make contributions to public education?
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:21:48
Reminder: Zahava's slides can be found here: https://edtrust.org/dollarsandsense/
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:22:10
Click the first session drop-down and download the Session Slides there.
Jack Minor
01:23:52
Thank you!
Courtney Bell
01:23:54
Thank you! So helpful!
Ali Jaffery
01:23:55
Thank you!!!
Jack Minor
01:23:55
Very helpful.
Brian Zralek
01:24:00
Great - very helpful. Thank you!
Kiah Albritton
01:24:05
Thanks so much Zahava!
Kate Read Ezell
01:24:07
Thank you, Zahava!
Emily Vuoso
01:24:09
Thanks for all of your explanations!
Will French
01:24:09
Thank you so, so much!
Courtney Bell
01:24:13
Courtney Bell, Tennessee SCORE, Nashville
Melinda Judd
01:24:13
Awesome!! TY!! Very helpful.
Stacy Crescencio
01:24:14
Thank you @Zahava
Ali Jaffery
01:24:15
So insightful!! It’s clear you know your stuff.
Jami Oakley
01:24:17
That was great, Zahava! Very good!
Jonathan Auld
01:24:18
That was very useful! Thank you, Zahava!
Elizabeth Vincent
01:24:22
Thank you so much, Zahava! So useful
Jack Minor
01:24:29
Hey, Jack here with Tennesseans for Student Success: jack@tnsuccess.org.
Ali Jaffery
01:24:29
Ali Jaffery, Memphis Education Fund, Memphis, TN
Brian Zralek
01:24:31
Brian Zralek, Community Organizer with Nashville Organized or Action and Hope (NOAH)
Daniel Watson
01:24:32
Daniel Watson, Board of Education, Knox County Schools - Thank you Zahava!!!
Jamey Dobbs
01:24:35
Thank you so much! Jamey Dobbs, League of Women Voters of Knoxville-Knox County
Robyn Ford
01:24:35
Robyn Ford- Development Director for City Year Memphis
Haley Mathews
01:24:36
Haley Mathews- ALLMemphis
Dominique Garrett
01:24:40
Dominique - Stand for Children- Memphis
Matt Johnson
01:24:41
Matt Johnson, UnifiEd, Chattanooga, TN
Emily Vuoso
01:24:44
Emily Vuoso, Shelby County Schools, Office of Leadership Advisor
Elizabeth Vincent
01:24:44
My name is Elizabeth Vincent, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Leigh Cooksey
01:24:48
Thanks, Zahava! - Leigh Cooksey, SCORE
Daniel Watson
01:24:51
Daniel Watson, Board of Education, Knox County Schools - Thank you Zahava!!!
Molly Hegwood
01:24:54
Molly HegwoodMNPS Office of English LearnersZooming in from Glencliff High School
Cardell Orrin
01:25:02
Sharmeen Russell, Stand for Children-TN
Patrick Newton
01:25:03
Thanks, Zahava! -Patrick Newton- Urban Leaders Fellowship Nashville
Tosha Downey
01:25:04
Thanks so much Zahava! Tosha Downey, Memphis Education Fund.
Shohreh Daraei
01:25:08
Shohreh Daraei, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Melinda Judd
01:25:11
Melinda Judd, Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF)
Will French
01:25:16
Will French, he/him, Metro Nashville Public School & GLSEN TN
susanne.jackson2 Jackson
01:25:19
Susanne Jackson - stand for children & MICAH --- Memphis
Kate Read Ezell
01:25:26
Kate Read Ezell, Ezell Consulting LLC, Nashville
Breanna Sommers
01:25:35
Thank you, Zahava! Breanna Sommers, Vanderbilt Peabody MPP Graduate Student
Ashley Warrington
01:25:44
Ashley Warrington, SCORE, Nashville
Leslie Watt
01:25:47
Leslie Watt, United Way of Greater Nashville
Jocelyn Brown
01:25:48
Thanks, Zahava! Jocelyn Brown - Impact Manager, City Year Memphis
Sarah Morgan
01:25:52
Sarah Morgan with the Benwood Foundation. very helpful!
Boaz Tsabar
01:26:03
Zehava, Toda Raba! it was very intresting. Boaz.
Boaz Tsabar
01:26:12
Boaz Tsabar, Humphery Program (Israel).
Stacy Crescencio
01:26:32
Stacy A. Crescencio, she/her, hers, Metro Nashville Public School, Wright Middle School
Vanessa Lazon
01:27:19
Vanessa Lazón, Metro Nashville Public Schools' EL Office
Robert Gowan
01:28:13
Robert Gowan, Coalition of Large School Systems
Vanessa Lazon
01:29:25
Vanessa Lazón, Metro Nashville Public Schools' EL Office
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:33:27
This session will be recorded and posted on this page under Session 1. https://edtrust.org/dollarsandsense/
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:35:15
Sycamore Institute is here in Tennessee and just released analysis on Gov. Lee's proposed budget: https://www.sycamoreinstitutetn.org/
Lee Harrell
01:35:34
Lee Harrell, TQEE
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:39:52
Tennessee's funding lawsuit will go to trial this October: https://tn.chalkbeat.org/2020/7/15/21326022/judge-sets-trial-date-for-tennessees-5-year-old-school-funding-lawsuit
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:46:29
You can find the ELC's Making the Grade report in our Session 1 folder or here: https://edlawcenter.org/research/making-the-grade/
Jane Skinner
01:47:29
Actually the state of TN average per student is $7500, and The SE average per state is $10500. TN is 45th in the nation and our LEA's depend on local funding to survive.
Jane Skinner
01:48:13
TN had record surplus's this year. Jan 2021 alone tn had a surplus of $380million.
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:50:21
Thanks Jane - clearly we have the resources, just have to make the effort.
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:50:35
Here's their $600 Billion Lost report: https://edlawcenter.org/research/$600-billion-lost.html
Kate Read Ezell
01:51:20
Gini, this is interesting given Race To The Top. Good info and surprising.
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:51:27
Please take our Session 1 survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TSFLS_01
Kate Read Ezell
01:52:21
Can you relate these numbers to academic outcomes in TN relative to other states?
Jane Skinner
01:52:53
TN has $3billion in the rainy day fund and made huge cuts to education and teacher raises this last year, while they made record surpluses all year long, due to internet sales tax sales and others.
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:53:00
We will talk about the impact of funding on student outcomes in Session 4 - thanks Kate!
Elizabeth Vincent
01:53:31
Excellent Information! Thank you so much!
Ali Jaffery
01:53:47
Great information. These are helpful resources. Thank you, Danielle.
Kiah Albritton
01:53:54
Thank you Danielle!
Brian Zralek
01:53:55
Awesome. Thanks, Danielle!
Shohreh Daraei
01:53:57
Thanks so much Danielle!
Stacy Crescencio
01:53:58
Thank you so much Danielle!
Leigh Cooksey
01:54:01
Thank you, Danielle!
Melinda Judd
01:54:07
Thank you so much for your work and sharing with all of us.
Jamey Dobbs
01:54:07
This is great info, Danielle….very helpful for advocates!
Breanna Sommers
01:54:15
Thank you, Danielle!
Matt Johnson
01:54:17
Thanks to all involved!
Megan Trcka
01:54:34
Thank you!!
Melinda Judd
01:54:46
Thank you Gini. We appreciate you and Ed Trust TN.
susanne.jackson2 Jackson
01:55:02
Thanks so much
Jane Skinner
01:55:06
We need to act now if we want the state to fund our public schools. In 4 months the legislative session will be over.
Ali Jaffery
01:55:06
^Thank you, gracious hosts!! Great information.