There has been considerable discussion in columns and articles in The Pilot about the educational performance of Moore County schools.
One Board of Education member has often stated performance has improved dramatically compared to years past and that our schools perform among the highest levels of any district in the state. Other board members and pundits have complained about the lack of performance in our schools.
What is the right answer? Let’s find out. Should the Board of Education commission a study? Many would say not because of the possibility of bias. Who then should commission such a study? I suggest our Board of Commissioners.
Our commissioners are responsible for significant school funding through allocations of county tax revenues. They should be very interested as to what the answer to this question is.
I recommend the commissioners appoint an independent study to determine what the right answer is. Are we getting our money’s worth?
If the answer is yes, then great. If not, what needs to be done?
Also, even if we are getting our money’s worth, are there investments that could be made that would get us true excellence? What would the cost of that excellence be?
John Misiaszek, Vass
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