Monday, July 17, 2006

The Color Of Money ISN'T Always The Color Of Success

From Joanne Jacobs:
Sausalito Marin City School District spends more than $22,000 per student -- three times the California average -- and pays teachers an average of $71,000 a year. Classes are small. Yet students -- three-quarters come from low-income black and Hispanic families -- post mediocre results. Bill Evers and Paul Clopton, writing in the Marin Independent Journal, blame progressive fads and long-term incompetence.
There's much more to read in the whole thing.

Agree or disagree, I think that lots-O-money doesn't necessarily mean lots-O-education.

Heh. Maybe Washington's globe-trotting EduCrat-In-Chief Margaret Spellings (
bio here) will take a break from her endless overseas sight-seeing junkets travels and personally visit the Sausalito Marin City School District, take a look at how (and on what) the taxpayers' money is being spent, and straighten things out.

We won't get our hopes up...
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