Jeb Bush’s remarks at the ALEC conference. Is this really about educational outcomes? Or is it about reality based budgeting?
1. What must the state accomplish?
2. How will the state measure its progress and success?
3. How much money does the state have available to spend?
4. What is the most efficient and effective way to deliver essential services within available funds?
“The first step in responsible budgeting is to determine the state’s core functions: the essential services it must deliver to citizens, in priority order.”
Does Kansas become a state where we know the cost value of everything but value nothing? Has public education dropped to the bottom priority of core functions in this state?
Or do we as a community rise up to defend what we value?