Friday, May 21, 2010

Farm Bureau joins campaign against discriminatory funding for rural schools

We've closely followed the complaints of rural school advocates who say that the federal formula for distributing Title I funding discriminates against rural schools, most recently here. Now those advocates have gained a powerful ally. The American Farm Bureau Federation has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Formula Fairness Campaign, which aims to end discrimination against rural schools in "formula for distributing federal funds for the education of disadvantaged children," Marty Strange reports on the campaign's website.

Farm Bureau describes itself as "the unified national voice of agriculture, working through our grassroots organization to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities." The organization has Farm Bureaus in every state and Puerto Rico. (Read more)

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