> Michael, > > You asserted, without any support, that the public > lic schools are "vastly underfunded". I responded to > the issue of underfunding. > > You divert the discussion to effectiveness of > of spending. I responded to the issue of > underfunding.
Haim, you didn't address this to me, but I want to give my take. I can't knowledgeably refute any claims about wasteful spending in NYC or DC. What I see in Michigan is inequitable spending that is heading in the negative direction - across the board. I have seen the cuts that have been made in my school district and neighboring ones. I see very little fat in the budgets around here. I fail to see how taking more money away will help our students do better.