ARCHIVE FOR FEBRUARY 2007
DON'T USE AUDITS TO INDICT THE STATE-RUN SCHOOL DISTRICTS
February 12, 2007
The op-ed piece below originally appeared in the Newark Star-Ledger on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007.
The audit reports released recently by the state Education Department have triggered a flood of over-the-top rhetoric about waste in four of our largest high-poverty urban districts. One can speculate about the reason for this reaction, but animosity in some quarters towardthe Abbott vs. Burke court rulings and the constitutional mandate for increased funding to improve education of our poorest students is likely to top the list.