Does more school spending get results?

By:  Diane Benjamin

All of the numbers below are from the Illinois Report Card on public schools:  https://illinoisreportcard.com/Default.aspx

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Now see this graph on spending since the Department of education was established by Jimmy Carter:

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Obviously, the answer is NO.

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  1. Depends on what they do with the spending. For example, if they hired more teachers to reduce class sizes down to the 18-20 range across the board, I guarantee you school performance would increase, a lot.
    If they got rid of the standardized testing nonsense, they could use the millions and millions of dollars they waste on it to invest in actual education.

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  2. What are these figures with inflation figured in? There are many factors going into the increased costs.

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  3. A few years back I read a study about kids who did better in school after their school cafeteria changed to organic foods.

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  4. Matthew Hughes says:

    For $10,000 per student, I could hire a private tutor.

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  5. I would say “no”, spending more does not get better results. Many private schools spend way less and get better results.

    I remember being on a board and if you had a billion dollars to spend they would spend it all and still ask for more. They wanted white boards, more expensive PC’s, etc.

    I remember one board member who claimed that when PC’s were brought in the test scores dropped. I don’t know but that sure seemed like the results to me.

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