The following editorial from the Indianapolis Star examines the need to prioritize spending so that classroom instruction comes first, and capital improvement comes second. Too often the priorities are the reversed.
There are two clear lessons to learn from the possible delay in capital improvements for Indianapolis Public Schools.
One is that all school systems need to make certain that what's being spent on bricks and mortar translates into an improved education for students. That's the responsible thing to do in a climate of runaway property taxes.
Read the rest here.