Tuesday, September 02, 2003

The Price of Parental Involvement

The New York Times reports on how your taxdollars will get parents "Back-to-School":

In a year of budget cuts, the New York City Department of Education is spending $43 million to hire a parent coordinator in every school, to encourage parents to participate in their children's education. They will be paid $30,000 to $39,000 annually.

Why the middle man? Maybe they need a better scheme. Something like parental participation vouchers, where parents with children in failing schools would each get $1,000 bucks for improving their participation and communication with their child's teacher.

Just kidding.

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