Money not enough to improve schools

Every year, more and more money is being allocated toward the school budget.

We give pay raises to teachers, assistant principals and principals. We spend money on new computers, iPads, etc.

Then, one picks up The Telegraph and reads that Superintendent Mark Conrad said the schools have improved their ability to help students get to graduation, but the district is finding too many are unprepared for college or careers after high school. (June 6: “North assistant is South finalist”)

Throwing more and more money into school budgets doesn’t guarantee that students will be prepared for the future.

There needs to be more accountability on those who run public schools.

Otherwise, students will pay the price when they go out into the real world and find they do not have the skills to compete.

Gerald Leblond