Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Modern Education: High Investments in a Broken System

"Nationally, average per-pupil spending exceeds $11,400 this year, meaning a child entering kindergarten today can expect to have no less than $148,000 spent on his or her education by the time the child graduates high school."

You think it's worth it?

Amy Payne has an brief article over at the Morning Bell (Heritage Foundation) that looks at a few encouraging trends in American education as well as some of the really lousy things going on. And, yes, I'm afraid there's an awful lot of that.

Thus, along with the good news (like the NEA membership declining a bit while support for school choice is growing), Payne also describes how spending per pupil continues to soar even though the bang for the education buck fizzles as badly as ever.

Read "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a New School Year" right here.