Gov. Jan Brewer wants to tie some new school funding to performance.
Brewer says the state has already enacted rules requiring schools to focus on core standards and to identify students having difficulty reading by the 3rd Grade. But she says one in four third-graders can't read at grade level, and it's no coincidence that one in four students drops out of high school.
So she says she's proposing a comprehensive performance funding plan for school districts and charter schools. She says the plan would augment per-student funding with an innovative approach to promoting school performance.
She didn't release details during her annual State of the State speech to a joint session of the Legislature on Monday. Those will likely come when she releases her proposed 2013-2014 budget Friday.
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