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New Report: Does Money Matter in Education? Second Edition


My husband and I just bought a house. We've already written out our plans to increase the home value. We've picked out granite for the countertops, attractive paint colors to boost our curb appeal, and even made plans to add some really gorgeous crown molding and dental detailing to all of the rooms. All of these things will cost us money, but when we're ready to sell our home, our investments will {hopefully} prove themselves worthy of our investments of both time and money. Investing money into our public schools is quite similar. It's going to cost us something, but the investment will most likely prove itself worthy. If we want to develop a generation of workers who can compete with their international counterparts, we the people must be willing to bite the bullet and demand that we increase the amount of spent each year on the education of our literal future. The insistence that spending more on education doesn't yield substantial benefits is a ruse, and a poor one at that. Unless we are willing to make a substantial effort to increase the funding our teachers and schools receive, I fear that we will see our students slip further down the international ranking scale.

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