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|Wed, 08-16-2006 - 9:50am|
I was reading CNN this morning (it's easier than waiting for our afternoon newspaper) and saw an article about a group called "First Class Education". I'm not sure yet what I think of it. Basically their purpose is to get school districts to spend 65% of their *operating expenses* (not building new buildings) on the classroom (teacher salaries, supplies, etc.). Right now, Ohio (where I am) ranks 47th and spends less than 60% on their classrooms. You can find out how your state does with the group's website (link below).
From what I'm reading, it seems they want to cut back on salaries for nurses, counselors and librarians (which I don't agree with), transportation (I also don't agree with if it means to/from school, field trips okay, sports okay, but not getting to/from school), and administrative costs (including the administration salaries).
Some of that I really like the idea of. But I'm not really sure about the whole thing. I just wondered if anyone else had seen it, what your thoughts are, etc.
Oh, and here's a link to the group's website:
Here's an article about the group: