Tuesday, March 6, 2007

A quality education, according to Michael Bloomberg

My favorite quote in the Daily News article on the $80 million computer contract awarded to IBM:

But Mayor Bloomberg said the cost is worth it. "Every child in this city deserves a quality education and we will spare no expense," he said.

Forget about smaller classes, uncrowded schools, experienced teachers, arts programs or the joy of learning for its own sake.

None of these are worth spending a dime on -- even though his own kids (and Klein's) attended private schools that provided all of the above and more.

No, for the public schools, where the children of all those other people go, a quality education means a super-computer to crunch their test scores -- and their souls.

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