Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield’s column in the Sunday edition on February 5, 2017 focuses on the Foundation’s new study by Ben Scafidi, “Balancing the Books in Public Education
,” which points out that the Georgia Department of Education website underreports public education spending. Wingfield’s column can be accessed online here
(subscription required); it is reprinted below in its entirety.
Why school spending has soared, but teachers’ salaries haven’t
By Kyle Wingfield
The fault line dividing public opinion about school choice and other education reforms is spending. Proponents say we spend plenty today, with mediocre results. Opponents say the results would improve if we spent more.
The latter argument largely boils down to paying teachers better, hiring more of…