Despite DOE Spending, NYC Kids Are Left Behind
The Post’s article on the dismal state of the New York City school system was great; however, the pie chart of expenses and accompanying test scores was very disappointing and telling (“Big $plurge on schools fails kids,” June 18).
Department of Education administrators and teachers should be required to carry a copy in their pocket at all times. You know, for quick reference when they are looking for a raise. At $23,560 per student per year, they should be ashamed of themselves for the results they produce.
The greatest city in the world is failing its children and the politicians do nothing about it. Shame on all of them. Kenneth Lebeck Plainview
Cost-cutting in education is certainly possible. Connecting expenses to students’ poor performance is ignorant.
Why is the city spending $23,560 per pupil? Here are some clues: The push for learning online was brutal and the installation and equipment ex- pensive. This service costs big-time.
Additionally, pressure from the diversity movement led to costs of tutoring and extra test prep to miraculously turn weak students into scholars. Extra staff is required to service special-education students. Does achieving the supposed 72.6 percent graduation rate from high school have a cost? Dianne Stillman Brooklyn Of course the money spent on city schools is going down the drain. Officials think “the more you spend per student, the better the results.”
Nothing will improve until the parents get better involved at home with their children’s studies. K. Crisson Sayville
The spending in our state per student has reached insane levels.
The Post said “squeezing taxpayers is bad enough, stiffing kids unforgivable” (“School Spending Insanity,” Editorial, June 15).
Far from being held accountable, the mayor, governor and all those who help perpetuate city schools’ insane spending and horrible education will be rewarded by being re-elected.
How any parent or guardian whose child attends one of these failure factories could vote for Democrats who do this to their children is an eternal mystery. John Dumary Duanesburg