GROVER J. “RUSS” WHITEHURST: One is just on the expenditure side you've heard that we spend a lot. You get a sense of how much if you look at the OECD data.
For the primary grades, the U.S. is an outlier. Only Luxembourg spends more than we do. And our outlier position has been going up every year.
So we’re spending a lot. On international assessments, our results are mediocre at best. So we're spending a lot. We're getting mediocre results.
FACING THE FUTURE: FINANCING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Monday, December 1, 2008