Public Education Is A Money Pit

where money goes in and shit comes out. That is, unless you are a rich elitist like Obama (and the rest of the elitists) who can send HIS/THEIR kids to the finest schools that money can buy while being against school vouchers for the rest of us deplorables.

EXCERPT:  “Since World War II, inflation-adjusted spending per student in American public schools has increased by 663 percent. Where did all of that money go? One place it went was to hire more personnel. Between 1950 and 2009, American public schools experienced a 96 percent increase in student population. During that time, public schools increased their staff by 386 percent – four times the increase in students. The number of teachers increased by 252 percent, over 2.5 times the increase in students. The number of administrators and other staff increased by over seven times the increase in students. …This staffing surge still exists today. From 1992 to 2014 – the most recent year of available data – American public schools saw a 19 percent increase in their student population and a staffing increase of 36 percent. This decades-long staffing surge in American public schools has been tremendously expensive for taxpayers, yet it has not led to significant changes in student achievement. For example, public school national math scores have been flat (and national reading scores declined slightly) for 17-year-olds since 1992.”

Here in Alaska, our dropout rate is about 30% and the kids who do go on to higher education usually need a crapload of remedial classes to even be AT a college level even while the Teacher’s Union clamors for more and more money. Imagine buying a product that fails to work 30% of the time and yet, the manufacturer demands a higher price for it every year.

Imagine that. In 1970 it cost 54K to turn out a relatively well-educated student and by 2010, with more than three times an increase of cost, we’re getting a shittier product from our public school system and yet Liberals refuse to back school vouchers and bitch and moan about Trump wanting to unf*ck a crappy system of education. Not to mention tossing out the illegal aliens who infest our school system, much to the detriment of the kids of real American citizens.

 

https://fee.org/articles/the-failure-of-public-schooling-in-one-chart/

About GunnyG

Retired US Marine and pissed-off American. Tired of the bullshit from inside the Beltway and determined to change it, peacefully or otherwise. A Constitution-loving American who believes that the US is #1 and should be!
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5 Responses to Public Education Is A Money Pit

  1. I.R. Wayright says:

    I did the math on my local school district a few years ago and again this year.
    It was $11,000 state wide average per student, per year. Our district was at $13K and now it is $15K. Why not just sell off the schools to private firms, give every 5 year old a $250K credit and tell their parents to buy which ever education they thinks suits them best?
    This is another place we need to clear out the unions as part of draining the swamp.

  2. Popular Front says:

    It may comfort you slightly Gunny, that the US is not alone in this. Here in Australia we have seen a similar increase in (naturally very leftist) teachers and a distinct decrease in student skills. So, while they may be tremendously socially aware and integrated they can’t for the most part read, write or do sums.

  3. Hardnox says:

    The problem really begins in 1979 when Jimmy Carter founded the Dept of Education which is nothing more than a regulatory agency that burdens the local schools with a mountain of paperwork and and bullshit incentives to provide these stats.

    Let see… we have the US Dept. of Education who dictates to the States’ Dept. of Education who then dictate to the School Districts who then dictate to the individual schools… yet the kids are dumber.

    The problem was compounded when government employees were allowed to unionize.

    Great plan.

    Only government could come up with such performance. The states should tell the feds to eff off, keep their money, allocate it as they see fit, and reduce their administrative burdens and get back to the job of education instead of paperwork.

    The DoE is like the Borg.

    Now, we taxpayers are forced to provide the funds to educate illegals and feed the invaders too. WTF!

  4. Just Gene says:

    Since we are talking about education, here’s a history test – fill in the blank:
    The DoE was created as a gift from Jimmy the Peanut for________________.
    luvya

  5. vonMesser says:

    Saint Michael’s School, Olympia Washington
    Parish member $5253 per child Non parish member $8188 (reduction in costs for multiple kids)
    State of Washington spends $10,202 [per student for a much lesser quality education.