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California’s Misguided Education Spending

California’s Misguided Education Spending

By Larry Sand   According to the Census Bureau, California spends $15,837 per K-12 pupil, ranking 19th among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. In 2019, the state spent about $79 billion on education, yet these expenditures have done little in the way of improving its schools. And a new “deluge of state and federal […]

Preferring Failing Schools to Successful Ones

Preferring Failing Schools to Successful Ones

By Larry Sand  . Teacher union leaders want to keep poorly performing public schools open, but kill off thriving charters and voucher schools. Just last week it was announced in New York City that three failing public schools would be closing. With a total enrollment of 217 students, there really was no other choice. Indeed, […]