Tuesday, October 21, 2008

National Financial Crises Meets St. Louis Public School Crisis

With the economy in an obvious crisis state, education funding will take a hit. Though the impact may very start off in other areas, when states and cities start to see reductions for their projects they will feel the pressure to take from the schools. Unfortunately, government funding reduction for education is a reality that must be faced. That is why it is more important than ever to look outside simply pouring money into inefficient schools or unproven/expensive school reforms. We must make less money produce more results. On the brighter side, this can and has been done! By enacting reforms such as merit pay for teachers or schools choice options we can begin to see higher achievement without having to increase funding at all. We can not let money get in the way improving our children’s education!

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