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New data demonstrates that there is no link between state education spending and student outcomes, says Andrew Coulson, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom. Comparing academic performance with state spending is an incredibly valuable way to measure the efficacy of education policies. Looking at academic performance on a national scale, the results are not good. Seventeen year olds’ performance has been stagnant since 1970 across all subjects, despite K-12 education costs tripling. Unfortunately, similar data at the state level has been very difficult to come by. Spending data exists for the last 50 years, but it is scattered across various publications. Academic data, on the other hand, is even more difficult to find, as it is either… View Article
By Kenneth Orski  President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request includes $77 billion for the Department of Transportation and an additional $50 billion “for immediate transportation investments.” His next transportation bill calls for a 25 percent increase in funding over current levels and assumes a transfer of $214 billion to the Highway Trust Fund over six years, “to maintain trust fund solvency and pay for increased outlays.” To offset this spending, the Administration proposes using the “savings” or “peace dividend” from winding down the war in Afghanistan. House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) wasn’t impressed. “The President’s budget,” he said, “repeats his call to increase spending without identifying a viable means to pay for it. … You can’t just… View Article

The Financial Impact of State Charter Schools

Questions and Answers about Charter Schools and the Proposed Constitutional Amendment What is the financial impact of the proposed constitutional amendment? The proposed constitutional amendment ensures state charter schools will not take local tax dollars from existing, traditional public school systems either directly or indirectly. The total funding for state charter schools will be lower than the average in all but two school systems in the state. FACT: The constitutional amendment addresses the direct use of local tax dollars by stating “no bonded indebtedness may be incurred nor a school tax levied for the support of special schools without the approval of the local board of education and a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon in each of the… View Article

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