Government School Spending

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The Obama Administration proposes spending $25 billion specifically to ‘provide support for hundreds of thousands of education jobs’ in order to ‘keep teachers in the classroom’.  But, over the past 40 years… student enrollment increased by a modest 7.8 percent, while the number of public-school teachers increased by 60 percent.

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/bg2739.pdf

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“… researchers have found little correlation between spending and educational success.”

http://www.worldmag.com/printer.cfm?id=18502

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In the last decade, education spending has increased by 57 percent, adjusting for inflation. On top of this, the President infused the Department’s budget with nearly $100 billion in 2009 as part of the stimulus act, and just last summer, Democrats in Congress threw them another $10 billion [bone] through the ‘edujobs’ bill.”

http://links.heritage.org/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=10538772182&ch=31F5B3C2A453CD850EF9FFE6985F5DD1&h=b1097ce349dd7c467d62d9e7f9ede525&ei=sMm685TNa

[And what, again, do we have to show for it?]

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Money for nothing

Big increases in educational spending by the government have not yielded a better educational product

http://www.worldmag.com/printer.cfm?id=18503

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Increases in Education Spending Do Not Result in Higher Academic Performance

http://americanactionforum.org/print/topic/increases-education-spending-do-not-result-higher-academic-performance

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The man in charge of the Department of Education’s $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant program for public schools told education officials that states that ‘didn’t get a nickel’ of the grant money did as well, if not better, in terms of education reform as those states that got millions of dollars in funding.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/duncan-43b-race-top-we-ve-seen-much-if-not-more-reform-states-didn-t-get-nickel-us

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Federal Education Spending Since 1970

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/chart-of-the-day-federal-ed-spending/

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The School Budgeting Con

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/the_school_budgeting_con.html

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Public schools see paradox of lower funding, higher test scores

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/02/3742893/public-schools-see-paradox-of.html

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Poorer schools not getting fair share of funding

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/30/poorer-schools-not-getting-fair-share-of-funding/

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One way to estimate the academic impact of higher public school spending is to see what it has accomplished in the past. That’s the purpose of the accompanying chart, which shows [that] Spending is up by 95 percent in real, inflation-adjusted dollars while SAT scores have fallen by 4 percent.”

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/billion-336160-sat-spending.html

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Public schools see paradox of lower funding, higher test scores

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/02/3742893/public-schools-see-paradox-of.html

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America’s school system outcomes are far worse than the public believes or understands.

  America must find a way to raise educational achievement in all areas for all students.

  We will not achieve steady, broad-based economic growth without a much-improved education system.

  America must reduce the dropout rate and reduce the cost of formal schooling.

  Funding is not the problem and future changes must be made with the funds available.

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/Restructuring-Public-Education-Key-Points-and-Commentary.pdf

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In 2009-10, that overpayment added up to $125 million spent on approximately 13,500 ghost students in districts with declining enrollments.”

http://goldwaterinstitute.org/sites/default/files/Policy%20Report%20246%20Ghost%20Busters.pdf

[That was just in one state, Arizona.]

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D.C. Public Schools Spend Almost $30,000 Per Student

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/07/25/d-c-public-schools-spend-almost-30000-per-student/

[In addition to the cost of union teacher salaries, ASND knows of at least  one additional reason  why that number is so high.]

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… three other California school districts in San Diego are set to gouge taxpayers in similar fashion.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/investing/2012/08/08/california-school-districts-spend-1-billion-to-borrow-100-million/?test=latestnews

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[Government] Schools and Money

Why School Productivity Matters

http://educationnext.org/public-schools-and-money/#

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According to another popular theory, additional spending on education will yield gains in test scores…  As can be seen from the scattering of states into all parts of Figure 4, the data offer precious little support for the theory.

http://educationnext.org/is-the-us-catching-up/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EducationNext+%28Education+Next%29

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