On the eve of the first budget coming from the House is the latest NY Times Room for Debate section on "Is Improving Schools All About Money?"
I'll just simply say - after sitting through the Board Work Session yesterday that included next year's budget - yes it does.
But it matters HOW the money is spent (and SPS is a baffling example). Naturally, as we wait for enactment of McCleary, it is also about fully funding basic education (which is not happening in our state).
My favorite in the NY Times bunch is Lisa Delpit "Can we put the money to better use?" and her analogy of a gym membership.