Why is this Aug. 5 election so important? Why do Peninsula Schools need funding? Does spending more money to fix, improve or better equip school buildings actually help students learn any better?
An article published in Arizona Republic (May 22, 2011) states this: “‘The evidence is clear and convincing that it does,’ says David C. Thompson, chairman of the department of educational leadership at Kansas State University.
“‘Student performance and test scores point to the emergence of an absolutely indisputable outcome that surroundings matter,’ he said. ‘School infrastructure matters.’
“Studies over the past two decades by Thompson and other researchers …