Does more spending on education mean better results?
State spending on education is a critical issue in the Governor's race, maybe the single most…
Georgia (Oct 23, 2014) — State spending on education is a critical issue in the Governor's race, maybe the single most important issue. The assumption in both major campaigns is that more spending equals better outcomes. Investigative reporter Richard Belcher says the results aren't nearly so clear.
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Does spending less on education hurt? Does spending more help? One expert thinks it is time for everyone to stop talking about spending and talk more about results.
"We've known since the 60s that more spending doesn't seem to improve schools."
A former to education advisor to Governor Sonny Perdue, Ben Scafidi now teaches economics at Kennesaw State University. His specialty is education spending and outcomes. He knows the debate is dominated by the spending side…
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