More Money does not improve educational outcomes?

Yep, in America the educational system sucks up a lot of tax dollars, for less return than is hoped for.

But locally and at the state level, nobody in politics can resist the siren song–for the children.

Schools of education are not doing a good job and too many times, teachers are not from the upper ranks of students, just the opposite.


7 responses to “More Money does not improve educational outcomes?

  1. Westchester Bill

    In Herrnstein and Murray’s classic “The Bell Curve” there is a recommendation to stop research on Head Start, as the program had been studied to death; It is expensive and ineffective. So too with money and educational results. To the extent that we have a meritocracy we would expect richer parents to be smarter and have smarter children. Enough should be enough but somehow it never is. The quality of academic programs, the same as the quality of sports programs depends on the talent of the students. One of the worst schools for academics in Westchester County is a frequent state champion at basketball. Our Ossining high school is fantastic and speaks against slaps at public schools.

    Of interest is that the Clinton’s and to some extend he Gates believe that there is a mechanism that overcomes the rapid decay of benefits from head start will produces the appearance of benefits years later. That makes no sense at all to me. On this point john1282 and I agree.

  2. After looking into the unions and the cost of education I ran across a statement made by one of the teachers union bosses.He was asked when would the children be represented and his reply was when they start paying dues!

  3. Public education’s problem is not and never has been, funding. It is over a century of no accountability, ruthless monopoly, unlimited funding, and unrestrained power.

  4. Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    Money helps but it isn’t as important as the Parents and the Teachers.

  5. Can you link to an article that has some quantifiable research on your claim that educators are, “too many times”, drawn from the lower echelon of students? It strikes me as true, but there needs to be evidence advanced for it in a public forum.

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