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.