Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A step in the right direction

Gov. Eliot Spitzer proposes expansive increase in New York education. Money quote:

"Gov. Eliot Spitzer declared on Monday that he would propose a major increase in state aid for New York’s public schools in his first budget and would seek vastly expanded oversight of local school districts, including wide powers to remove school boards or force the dismissal of superintendents for repeated failures."

Good idea. The NY school system falls short of where it needs to be, by far. Especially when one considers that we already spend 15 billion just in New York City alone. Under Mayor Bloomberg huge strides have been made in funding, but the UFT hasn't held up their end of the deal. Hopefully they will be made more accountable.

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