Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Early Introduction to High School
My son is heading to high school next year and it has already started. A pink note came home that told us that because the town council wants to keep the budget increase down to zero (instead of almost 2%), the school will be forced to cut all freshman sports, all afterschool groups and clubs, and all extra music offerings (plus more). The town council says that the school can cut whatever it wants, and the school (and school committee) offers up what they think will rile up the parents the most. In response to the complaints, the town council tells parents to complain to the school committee. No wonder many people think that more money = better. Is this common in most places? Is there some other model that allows a better analysis of cost versus benefit?