California 46th In Education Spending

Whatever the problems might be with the public schools its not because we are throwing money at them.  To continue down this path will be disaster for the economy of Calfornia.  We must invest in our young, in education, in the future, in social infrastructure and social capital.  It is time to return to the California values of a free education for everyone.

have a peaceful day,
Bill

California school spending among lowest in the nation
October 17, 2011 | Joanna Lin, California Watch

“Budget shortfalls have pushed California’s spending on public schools to a historic low, relative to the rest of the United States, according to a new analysis by the California Budget Project.

California ranks 46th in the U.S. in K-12 spending per student. It spent $2,856 less per student in 2010-11 than did the rest of the nation – a spending gap that is four times wider than it was a decade earlier, when the state lagged behind by $691 per student.

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It’s not just spending in which the state ranks poorly: California ranked last in the nation in the number of students per teacher (20.5) and per librarian (5,489), 49th in the number of students per guidance counselor (810) and 46th in the number of students per administrator (301).”

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