Archive for May, 2002
First Published in The New York Sun, May 7, 2002
By Andrew Wolf
Adequate funding is important to the school system to be sure. But over $12 billion goes to the schools annually, and spending has risen dramatically in recent years with little, if any, visible improvement. What is really happening to our education dollars?
A close examination of how the system works reveals that it is not enough to merely ship more dollars to a system incapable of effectively spending the dollars they already have. Those who suggest that more funding alone is the answer would be well advised to “follow the money trail.” They will learn that there are many detours on the long and winding path to the classroom. (more…)