Lawmakers' Agenda for School Funds
But, the issue may be lower on the state's legislative agenda, after administrators and teacher unions criticized the proposal. Legislative leaders didn't have the so-called "65% solution" on their priority list for this session in interviews with The Associated Press. The federal definition of direct instruction includes teacher salaries, textbooks, the arts and athletics. But that definition excludes school libraries, counselors and administrators. School officials don't like that definition, and possible state interference with local spending decisions.