Liberals and Progressives always come out strong and strident for education, seeing themselves as the cleristry that must guide and tend the vast, unwashed masses of churls. Looking at them and the nation, this is ironic since they seem woefully bad at math.
Remedial Math – I.E., Math For Liberals
To add fixed numbers to these trends, let it be known that total K-12 education expenditures in the US are approximately $661 billion at this time, taking into acct all federal, state, and local funding. We are also spending 2.9 times per student (in inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars) in 2013 that we were in 1970.
Yet the educational outcomes in reading, math, and science are nigh on flat lined during that same 43 year period.
It doesn’t take a genius to see and understand that America is spending inordinate amounts of money on attempting to educate our nation’s youth and receiving little or nothing in return for it. And yet the Liberals and Progressives not only rail against reduction in this waste but demand even more, and more, and more of it.
We’re left with two possible conclusions. Either the Liberals and Progressives and very bad at math and never took even basic Home Economics in school or their constant demands for more and more spending on education have nothing to do with teaching America’s children needed skills and knowledge.