You’ve probably encountered someone who said, “our education system would improve if we only spent a little more money…” Well, here is a great chart I found at Coyote Blog. It shows the spending per pupil versus the math and reading scores on standardized tests over the last 35 years… Do you see a pattern here?
Does this support the postulate that working for equal results means working towards the lowest common denominator, which results in mediocrity?
It’s interesting to note that the US Department of Education was created by Jimmy Carter in 1979… are you still seeing the cause and effect relationship?
Is it time to get the Federal Government out of our education system and stop spending so much effort on sub-standard students…