Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Total nationwide spending for public K-12 education in 2017 was $694 billion, up from $671 billion in 2016. This change represents a 3.4 percent spending increase. In comparison, inflation increased 2.1 percent, and student enrollment increased by just one-tenth of 1 percent (based on Summary Table 19, available here). When it comes to providing quality education, money matters. But simply spending more doesn't necessarily mean better quality education -- particularly if local school district boards don't prioritize instructional spending. Despite increased education spending that outpaces both inflation and student enrollment increases, only about half (53 percent) of all spending is for instruction, which includes teacher salaries and benefits (based on Summary Tables 1 and 6, available here).

More

Comments

Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

To reiterate ..

Despite increased education spending that outpaces both inflation and student enrollment increases, only about half (53 percent) of all spending is for instruction, which includes teacher salaries and benefits

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-12 12:08 PM | Reply

and yet the test scores continue to tumble.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-12 02:45 PM | Reply

What is the point of this garbage article? Are teachers being paid too much?

"More than 2 million students in the class of 2018 took the SAT, making it the most widely used college admission test.

A College Board report released last week showed a slight increase in the average scores: 531 in math and 536 in reading and writing, compared to the class of 2017's 527 in math and 533 in reading and writing. (Each section is measured on a 200-800-point scale.) The 2018 average composite score is 1068, up 8 points from last year."

www.edweek.org

The right is always trying to sell a false narrative that students aren't learning and that spending on education is wasting money because they want to privatize education so they can make money off of it, like ITT. How did that work out for the students who paid high tuition but got no education? I've developed a technique for exposing liars, if they express a Libertarian POV, they are lying.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-13 03:48 AM | Reply

And still teachers cannot afford median rent anywhere in the nation.

www.usatoday.com

"New teachers can't afford median rent almost anywhere. Our city-by-city analysis validates a theme in teacher strikes. But that's not the full story. It's not just pay: No matter where they work or what they earn, teachers feel disrespect"

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-06-13 07:43 AM | Reply

Trying to do education on the cheap is like failing to adequately fund infrastructure improvements. You might not notice any problems year to year but over time the dangers become more apparent.

#5 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-13 07:50 AM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2019 World Readable

Drudge Retort