> Richard, without a > trace of remorse or shame or even a hint of second > thoughts, merely repeated his demand that we spend > more. Well, if 60% is not enough for you, then you > must want 70%, or is it 80%, or 90%, or.... >
Haim, you read too much into what I have (and haven't) written. I have only challenged you on your extrapolation of NYC (and a few other urban centers) school funding to the whole US. I think your NYC argument is with the courts in your state who have said that the schools there are $6 billion underfunded.
As to your beloved comparison of school to other civic funding, doesn't that merely show that there are more teachers than firemen, so therefore the budget would be larger?
Wouldn't a more valid comparison look at per student funding in various places (weighted for cost of living, of course)?
I hope that your math tutoring income doesn't include any courses in statistics.