Miami-Dade Superintendent of School Alberto Carvalho took to a Twitter rant on Wednesday morning, talking about school funding.
In a series of tweets published earlier today, Carvalho said student funding in Miami-Dade has fallen from 8th to 28th in the state.
Did you know that FL refuses to allow school districts to take advantage of rising property values by simply leaving local property tax rates flat? Over the past two years the main Ed tax was arbitrarily lowered not allowing Ed funding to keep pace with the economy. @JeffSolochek— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) May 16, 2018
The conundrum of FL’s education funding adequacy is clear as is the solution. With rising costs, new mandates, and a State-imposed reduction of the education tax rate, the only fair offset is a higher local contribution of direct benefit to our educators. @JeffSolochek— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) May 16, 2018
For @MDCPS, whose ranking in student funding has fallen from 8th to 28th in the state since 2005, the impact of state-imposed funding policies is exacerbated. This year alone, @MDCPS received 35% less of an increase per student than the state average. #Unequal&Inequitable— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) May 16, 2018
He says the state recently lowered the education portion of the property tax and now per pupil funding isn't keeping pace with the economy.
Carvalho says local governments need to spend more on education to make up lost revenue from Tallahassee.