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Educational spending: brains can't be bought.

Americans seem to have bought into the controversial theory that increased government spending is the solution to low academic achievement. Can federal and state spending really solve our educational problems or are there other solutions to the problem? Who should be responsible for making educational decisions?

The United States spends, on average, over $9,000 per student in the public educational system. This is the third highest amount spent by any country in the world. Only Switzerland and Norway spend more per student. In spite of these huge costs, the USA lags behind nations who only spend a fraction of what we spend on public education.

Is increased spending the solution to improving educational achievement?

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Americans seem to have bought into the controversial theory that increased government spending is the solution to low academic achievement. Can federal and state spending really solve our educational problems or are there other solutions to the problem? Who should be responsible for making educational decisions?

The United States spends, on average, over $9,000 per student in the public educational system. This is the third highest amount spent by any country in the world. Only Switzerland and Norway spend more per student. In spite of these huge costs, the USA lags behind nations who only spend a fraction of what we spend on public education.
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Numerous studies have shown that spending more does not guarantee learning more. While, It is obvious that spending $3,000 per student will be better than spending $3.00 per student, studies have shown that there is no significant difference in results between schools who spend $3,000 versus $6,000. It would seem that after basic items such as teacher salaries, books and a building have been covered, higher spending does ...

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Americans have bought into the controversial theory that increased government spending is the solution to low academic achievement. Can federal and state spending really solve our educational problems or are there other solutions to the problem? This discussion includes over 700 words of original text as well as links to websites containing additional information.

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