Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thoughts On the School Aid Trial...

Testimony and cross examination may be directed towards the object of the trial, i.e. adequate education; but something more came from this debate today. The fact a smaller school out performs their larger counterparts is significant and cannot be overlooked. Can Faith provide a better education with better facilities? There should be no question about that. The point made by defense attorney, Diane Best, must be couched in the understanding that smaller schools have a distinct advantage at educating our children for a number of reasons; better teacher to student ratios, more student involvement, etc.

The real issue here is this: when will the state make the decision to value education in smaller communities by reinvesting in the infrastructure it takes to continue to provide a quality education?

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