Thursday, March 11, 2010

Take Your Pick

Rhode Islanders pay among the highest property taxes in the country and our per pupil education spending is even higher nationally.

We have been obsessing about lowering spending and it's easy to see why. But I pose this question:

Should we lower education spending to match student performance
should we improve student performance to match education spending?

If our students were #1 nationally, our education spending would look like a bargain.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Public Option Question

If our nation will fail without an educated population can the same not be said about a healthy population?

Shouldn't it therefore be a public obligation to provide for both?