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Opinion

August 15, 2011

Street Talk : Aug. 15, 2011

In light of the recent state English language arts and math test results, do you think local schools do a good job of preparing students for college?

"I don't think that they are any better or worse then the rest of the nation."

_ Lisa Doughty, Oneonta, retired.

"Without a doubt, the teachers here do a good job."

_ Deb Longo, Oneonta, maid.

"I have always thought they did a good job with my kids."

_ Mark Longo, Oneonta, truck driver.

"I think they could interact more with the colleges around here, that's one way they could improve."

_ Linda Pinkley, Norwich, retired.

"They did a pretty good job with me, although they let many students fall through the cracks."

_ Melisa Taff, Norwich, student.

"I think they could improve, but the only way I could see improvements is for the schools to receive more money, which isn't happening in this environment."

_ Roseann McWaters, Walton, retired.

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