Thursday, January 4, 2007

Do Schools Deserve Guaranteed Funding Increases?

If a state legislator advocates for lower taxes, to be paid for with improved efficiency, they are not treated as a pariah.

But, voicing a similar thought -- that schools should get their financial house in order before demanding more money -- creates quite a stir when it comes from a school board trustee.

I believe there are additional things schools could do that would benefit students, but those things cost money. I would advocate for additional funding if I felt schools were being better stewards of taxpayer funds, but they are not.

This opinion piece elaborates on those thoughts:

Detroit News: State schools don't deserve guaranteed funding increase (12/01/05)

==> Mike.

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