---- — 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.