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The Rochester City School District Graduates 47% of its students.

When Progressives talk about education, they argue that it needs to be publicly subsidized and controlled AND that the schools need adequate funding. OK, so:

  1. But, if the school system was funded publicly and controlled by the government that wouldn’t … ahem … happen?
  2. But, if the school systems weren’t suffering from the starve the beast strategy, then they would have … ahem … enough … money? Well, they have 32,132 students and have a budget of $710 million. That means they are spending over $22,000 per student.

By the way, the district spends $95 million on direct administrative expenses alone (i.e. this ignores the numbers games they play to classify non-instructional expenditures as instructional expenditures and it also ignores the amount of unfunded liabilities (pensions and promised health benefits) that they have. Despite reports to the contrary, I don’t expect the RCSD do be solvent in these accounts when virtually every other municipality in the country is not solvent.

Please please please let’s make sure everyone has access to public health care too!

UPDATE: Chris M.’s Links are Too Priceless to Leave in the Comments

Our Vision
Every child is a work of art. Create a masterpiece (I added that link).
Our Mission
The mission of the Rochester City School District is to provide a quality education that ensures our students graduate with the skills to be successful in the global economy.
RCSD Core Values
Our three core values are based on the belief that every child can succeed. Every child can become a masterpiece.
  • Achievement – Improving student achievement through a laser-like focus on teaching and learning (see above).
  • Equity – Distributing resources equitably based on the needs of schools and students.
  • Accountability – Using data to ensure that we hold adults accountable for the success of all students.

Milk is pouring out of my nostrils.

5 Responses to “Fun Facts to Know and Tell”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    RCSD, Commitment to Excellence!
    Have you seen RCSD’s mission and values statements? 😉

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