Get The Federal Government Out Of EducationSubmitted by thenung on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 17:59
"With Obama's recent proposals to expand early education opportunities, anyone interested in the facts has to look at the Federal Government's track record when it comes to schools. It's no coincidence that as the Federal government continues to expand its role in the education of America's children, more and more people are becoming concerned over the falling educational standards in our country. This begs the question: does increased government spending or involvement in education lead to better results for our students?
No, it doesn't.
The chart below shows that while Federal spending per student has increased almost 200% since 1970, the reading, writing, and mathematical abilities of our students has stagnated. Government apologists can't even blame a lack of local spending on the failure of public schools. Since 1970, local spending has increased almost 150% per student."
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