If more spending does not improve academic performance, then we need to focus on actionable steps that enable each Vermont student to improve learning results in math, reading and science. Nothing worthwhile is achieved by simply throwing money at it.
The major consequence of Act 60 has been breaking the link between what local voters choose to spend on their schools, and the responsibility for paying those bills.
As a result of these arbitrary exclusions, we can confidently state that household income as a measurement of ability to pay is a joke. It is clearly not.