kitchen table math, the sequel: $100 million to Newark public schools

Thursday, September 23, 2010

$100 million to Newark public schools

I'm against it.

Seriously.

Public schools need the things money can't buy.

4 comments:

Independent George said...

But... with $100M, you can put off making decisions about the stuff you don't need!

gasstationwithoutpumps said...

The Cato Institute graph is highly misleading, as it only plots "federal" funds, which are a tiny fraction of educational spending, and were mostly dedicated to Special Ed, and so were expected to have little or no effect on the median or average scores. It says nothing about whether money spent on public education in general is useful or not.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think the Cato graph data is correct, but the title is wrong.

Here's another table:

http://www.heritage.org/static/reportimages/8944CCA9757394F0CCE1821F36C34E6E.gif

The data here is total national spending, and pretty much matches the Cato graph. It also matches my understanding of how spending has gone up.

But IT IS ALSO MISLEADING because you need to adjust for increase in per-capita GDP over the time period.

But that is a different story.

-Mark Roulo

Public Schools said...

It feels like such a PR stunt for Zuckerberg and Facebook. He will catch a lot of flack when everyone learns of the background story when Facebook started. The movie will make him look like a thief. Im sure this is a plow to save his reputation.