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California’s K-12 spending exceeds $20,000 per pupil

California’s K-12 spending exceeds $20,000 per pupil

    By Edward Ring “It’s not enough. We’re still 41st in the nation in per pupil funding. Something needs to change. We need to have an honest conversation about how we fund our schools at a state and local level,” –  California Governor Gavin Newsom, State of the State Address, February 12, 2020 It should come as […]

The Real Cost of K-12 Education

The Real Cost of K-12 Education

By R. Claire Friend  . The annual cost of K-12 education in the United States has increased steadily for decades. For 2015, the cost is about $600 billion. Fiscal reality has not diminished the demand by politicians and their powerful union cronies for even more money, a substantial portion of which would be earmarked to […]

Tough Education Reform, not More Borrowing and Spending, is What Students Need

Tough Education Reform, not More Borrowing and Spending, is What Students Need

Last week the California Policy Center published a major new study that compiled, in exhaustive detail, both the amount that Californians have borrowed to finance public school construction and upgrades, as well as documented the abuses that have diminished the return on these substantial investments. Californians simply don’t realize how much borrowing is going on. […]