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Offline MH

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Per Student Spending
« on: May 23, 2018, 06:36:38 am »
Interesting article on North Carolina education.  It has a pro-union anti-Republican bent, which I like, but I am only posting it....

https://splinternews.com/north-carolina-s-teacher-revolt-was-decades-in-the-maki-1826103129

to ask this:

It says "North Carolina spends $9,528 per student; the national average is nearly $12,000."

But the Frazier institute admonished Ontario for spending as such: "per student spending on Ontario public schools rose from $10,762 in 2005/06 to $13,276 in 2014/15"

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/article/per-student-spending-in-ontario-up-more-than-23-despite-claims-to-the-contrary

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/03/26/province-urged-to-overhaul-flawed-approach-to-funding-education.html

That article says it's now $12K per pupil.

That is markedly less, and yet Ontario ostensibly has better education ?  Wider...

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Offline TimG

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Re: Per Student Spending
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 06:49:53 am »
There is little correlation between student outcomes and money spent per student. Outcomes depend on how the system is structured and whether the right incentives are in place. When education policy is largely determined by the teachers unions, you can see worse outcomes because resources get spent on higher teacher salaries instead of improving services to students. Here is an academic study that looks at the relationship between student outcomes and spending and suggests that spending more on teachers has no statistically significant effect on outcomes: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272775715000242
If more money is to be spent it has to go to more than just lining teacher's pockets.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2018, 07:26:05 am by TimG »