Tag: school spending
Parental Choice Is a Better Path to Student Proficiency

Today Education Week released its annual “Quality Counts” report. This is one of the main annual spending rankings used to justify more money for public education. However, spending proponents never seem to tell us just how much more we’ll need to spend for students to be proficient in the basics. Of course it costs...
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Education Results, Not Spending Rankings, Count Most

Tomorrow marks one of education’s most important  rituals: the annual release of Education Week’s “Quality Counts” report, which grades states on several criteria including spending. If history is any indication, howls about “underfunded” public education are sure to follow. In fact, by my tally at least a dozen states all claimed to be 49th...
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Why More Spending Doesn’t Produce Better Schools

A new study from Pepperdine University’s Davenport Institute has exposed the fraud continually perpetuated upon the taxpaying public—and visited upon the poor families trapped in criminally failed government schools—that if the state (in this case, California) just had more money it could deliver a good education. The study concludes that, notwithstanding all the talk...
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