It’s the class size, stupid (Metro NY)

Despite a court ruling ordering New York state to give New York City more money to reduce class sizes, city officials have resisted doing so:

For public school parents, last week’s declaration by Gov. Paterson that next year’s state budget will include massive education cuts had to send chills down their spines. In a city where teachers have to beg parents for basic supplies, the prospect of even skimpier school budgets is the sort of thing that gets people researching parochial schools, if not other cities to move to.

It also should draw more attention to how the school system uses what money it already has… [read more]