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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Study finds no link between spending & achievement ...

This past week, the School District Of Pickens County unveiled a 5 year plan called "Vision 2020" that has a goal to make Pickens County a "Top 5 District".

The plan calls for aggressive taxation, spending, and potentially cuts of facilities and staff of up to seven schools.

One of the needs identified is a new HVAC system that is aged but working at a school identified as a potential closure target. So the district wants to spend potentially $1 million + only to sell a school for less than ½ a million a year later?!?

Here is a study that shows that increased taxpayer burden and increased school district spending isn't helping achievement ...

From CBSNews:

Decades of increased taxpayer spending per student in U.S. public schools not improved student or school outcomes from that education, and a new study finds that throwing money at the system is simply not tied to academic improvements.

The study from the CATO institute shows that American student performance has remained poor, and has actually declined in mathematics and verbal skills, despite per-student spending tripling nationwide over the same 40-year period.

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