by Sarah Jane Allen

Excerpt from the Washington Examiner:

It’s been said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. So why are  24 Republican lawmakers  in Texas threatening to do exactly that? And not on a matter that’s in any way trivial but rather on your child’s education and future.

A recent study found that only  58% of students in urban districts graduated high school, while students in suburban communities had a graduation rate of 75%.

The second is that throwing more money at the problem is not the answer. If it were, I would be all for it. But U.S. public education remains near the very top in per-pupil spending without the test results to show for it.

For example, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, per pupil spending in public schools has increased by a whopping 64%  since 2019, yet only 25%  of students are proficient in math. Students aren’t faring much better at English either, with a measly 35% proficiency rate.

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