We are constantly bombarded with pleas for more money for education. After all, it’s for the CHILDREN. They DESERVE a good education. MORE MONEY is the answer.
Sadly, more money is not the answer. Locally, Milwaukee Public Schools shows us exactly why money is not the problem. The district increases total spending nearly every year. If you look at the spending on a per student basis, the spending increases are staggering. In an 8 year period, MPS increased per student spending by over 56%. At the same time, less than 1/2 of 10th graders were able to read, and less than 1/3 of 10th graders were able to do basic math.