Who knew that equitably funding public education was so distasteful to some lawmakers? House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades, R-Newton, said it would be a “real chore” to get a majority of Republicans to agree to spend tens of millions more in new money on schools. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ty Masterson, R-Andover, said he might need to link more funding to other reforms, such as changing teacher-licensing requirements, in order to get support from some conservatives. “It’s kind of like value shopping,” he said. “If I’m going to spend this much money, I want to know what I’m going to get for my dollars.”
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