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Reader says spending more on schools means NOTHING if the kid doesn’t want to learn

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Reader says spending more on schools means NOTHING if the kid doesn’t want to learn.

Paying more does not mean services are better.

A teacher making less doesn’t say screw it I’m not going to do my job.
Just because I have rich neighbors doesn’t mean I should pay our municipal employees more than other towns in NJ, I think you will find proof that extra spending does nothing as far as the ‘end result’.

Just look at Paterson, which thanks to the ‘Abbot ruling’ spends the same or more than any Bergen county town on their students (using NJ state funds)
The students do not do well on state tests despite having money pissed away on their behalf.

I’m told by a former teacher there that the only requirement for advancement to the next grade is attendance.

So spending more means NOTHING if the kid doesn’t want to learn.

3 thoughts on “Reader says spending more on schools means NOTHING if the kid doesn’t want to learn

  1. Corollary:

    Spending more on schools means NOTHING if it is used to implement a politically motivated curriculum like common core which emphasizes lowest common denominator consistency over excellence.

  2. “Just because I have rich neighbors doesn’t mean I should pay our municipal employees more than other towns in NJ”

    1) rich isn’t a fair assessment

    2) actually that’s exactly what it means…that’s the way taxes have worked since Ben Franklin introduced the idea…

    the solution is to live somewhere cheaper…ridgewood’s tax rate isn’t something that was just sprung on everyone…


  3. Anonymous:

    “Just because I have rich neighbors doesn’t mean I should pay our municipal employees more than other towns in NJ”
    1) rich isn’t a fair assessment
    2) actually that’s exactly what it means…that’s the way taxes have worked since Ben Franklin introduced the idea…
    the solution is to live somewhere cheaper…ridgewood’s tax rate isn’t something that was just sprung on everyone…

    Maybe you should move. I’ve been here since 1969 and quite tired of subsidizing you nouveau rich punks who move here. Unfortunately there is no place in NJ with reasonable property taxes, thanks to the teachers unions.

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