Archive for April 29th, 2005

29th April
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, April 29, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

In a column earlier this month, I discussed how changes in the testing schedule could result in a significant gain in instructional time for our city’s public-school children.What makes ideas like this attractive is that they cost little to implement. It is just better, more efficient management.

This kind of thinking is critical today. The state of New York is under court order to increase funding for the schools, a decision being appealed by Governor Pataki. Since the Campaign for Fiscal Equity court case was filed more than a decade ago, expenditures on the public schools have more than doubled. Since no one is happy with the results of this already dramatic increase, why should anyone believe that further increases would make a difference? (more…)