Tuesday, February 13, 2007

$25,000 per student for what?


District of Columbia public schools spend $25,000 per student. Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy wonders where the money is going. At a D.C. council meeting on school reform, students made requests.

Among the things that they wanted to see in every public school: "books when school starts," "heat in winter," "air conditioning in summer," "healthy meals," "water fountains that work," "music and art classes," "counselors who are able to help us" and "teachers who care about their students and can teach."