Parents were shocked at state test scores released Wednesday, revealing that as many as two-thirds of students in grades three through eight in the Lower Hudson Valley failed to meet the state’s new tough standards.
The reasons for the shortfall will be debated for weeks. The tax cap, which limits tax levy increases every year and, thus, a district’s spending, is sure to get its share of blame with some saying more money is needed to bring students up to standard.
Is money the answer? Should more tax dollars be spent to improve student achievement?
<noscript><a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/7308302/”>Should schools spend more to prepare students for tougher standards?</a></noscript>