Bronx school districts find more money does not add up to better grades
A report by the city Department of Education (DOE) indicates that more money in a school district?s budget does not ensure more passing grades on standardized tests.
According to the New York Post, over the past five years Bronx school districts with top scores on standardized reading and math tests spent less per student than districts with below average grades. DOE reports indicate the 10 lowest ranking districts in any given year, spent an average of $1,300 more per student than high scoring districts.
The numbers contained in the DOE?s report solely reflect money allocated for classroom services. These numbers do not incorporate debt service or out of pocket spending by teachers.