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The Sandstorm: The Kids Most Definitely Are Not All Right

The Sandstorm: The Kids Most Definitely Are Not All Right

by Larry Sand | For Kids & Country On the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), or “nation’s report card,” test scores in both reading and math declined for 13-year-old students, the first drop registered in 50 years. The test showed that the decline was concentrated among the lowest performing students. Peggy Carr, commissioner […]

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 […]

California’s Misguided Education Priorities

California’s Misguided Education Priorities

by: Larry Sand For Kids & Country According to the U.S. Census Bureau, California spends $15,837 per k-12 pupil on education, which puts us 19th out of the 50 states and D.C. All and all, the state spent about $79 billion in 2019. But this is now old news. A new “deluge of state and federal funding” is […]