Thursday, January 5, 2006

"It's for the kids". Yeah, right.

This morning's Providence Journal reported a sad fact. Education Week gave Rhode Island a "D" in resource equity and an overall grade of "C", among the lowest in the country for its education system. Shame. What's worse is that this is nothing new. Since I have been talking about property tax reform for the last five years these numbers have changed little if any according my research.

Leadership on both sides, management and employee, legislators and unions, have to stop spending all their time arguing money issues ( we already spend among the most in the country on education ) and begin to concern themselves with performance and attitude.

Only then will the claim "It's for the kids" mean anything.

But maybe it's just me.