State schools falling behind

Dec 13 2014

By Jim Haddadin, MetroWest Daily News

In exchange for boosting graduation rates and closing achievement gaps, state education officials are calling on lawmakers to grow investments in public higher education and significantly expand financial aid programs. Those arguments have resonated with some government watchdogs, such as Michael Widmer of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “There’s no question that they also need additional revenues,” Widmer said. “Now, one could quarrel about how much additional revenues and so on and so forth, but additional funding is clearly part of what’s required in order to realize the vision.”
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