Archive for October 10th, 2003

10th October
2003

First Published in The New York Sun, October 10, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

How much money will it take to educate a child adequately in New York City? That’s the subject that will soon be considered by dueling commissions, one appointed by Governor Pataki, the other by the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, the plaintiffs in the successful lawsuit that had alleged that not enough money is being spent on education. 

    We might as well establish commissions to determine the number of angels that can stand on the head of a pin. For some, there will never be enough money. For others, anything is too much. The real answer to the money dilemma is to spend the least amount to get the job done. To determine that, we need to take a hard look at not just what’s allocated, but how it’s spent. (more…)