Thursday, October 09, 2014

Do It for the Children

Start by reading this article. Go ahead, I'll wait...

If you're not interested in reading about standard deviations and the like, the chart is pretty clear:

Per-pupil public spending on education has increased dramatically while test scores have remained essentially flat. I'm not saying stop education spending. Clearly we need an educated population. I am suggesting a little more rigor when someone argues that "We need to spend more! It's for the children!" Rather than just have a knee-jerk reaction and give in to avoid being seen as "anti-education," it might be more constructive to ask how much more someone wants to spend, and on what?

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