Thursday, March 3, 2011

Here it is...your comment of the week!

Alexandria spends more money per student than any other
jurisdiction in the D.C. metropolitan area. So there does not
appear to be a "resistance to spend money" within ACPS. And
with regards to time, not a single educational study indicates
that adding two days to the school year or thirty minutes to a
student's day will do anything to address the needs of struggling
students. So, no, the ills of public education in Alexandria do not
 fall upon the swords of time and money. The issues are a bit more
complicated than the simplistic reasoning you offer.


  1. Didn't agree with it the first time either. Just because you say it does not make it true, no matter how nice it may sound.

  2. Fact speaks louder than myth.

    I'll be waiting at Ramparts to receive my card stock paper, silver foil embossed "Comment of the Week" award.

  3. Enjoy your "reward". What do the kids get? A more self righteous teacher than they had yesterday? Lucky them.

  4. A great post of the week just added under "you can tweet!"

    Please read it.

  5. I have been around since 1971 and nothing has really changed...with the wonderful exception of AC in all the schools and not just the administration building!
    Reading and listening to P.J. O'Rourke, a hedonistic Boomer, focused my thinking on how our society has come to this place. How can it be otherwise with all the Baby Boomers with their heads up their arse as leaders for the last 40 years?
    It was a great run... but now our society has started paying its dues.
    There is the big picture: another thirty minutes added to the day, more workshops, fancy state of the art facilities, more of less money, smaller or larger classes and a nattering Superintendent does not begin to address a society in moral and ethical decline.