May 2, 2023 – Education Pillar Newsletter
Are Children Getting the Education We are Paying For?
As parents and community members we pay for “free public education”. What value are we getting for our tax dollars? Per pupil public school expenditure by state U.S. 2022 | Statista Test scores are abysmal, schools seem to be less and less safe School Crime and Safety: What a Decade of Federal Data Show, curriculum is straying away from the values many teach at home – all while the demands for more money increase.
Where are those tax dollars going? Administrative bloat isn’t the biggest problem facing school district budgets – Reason Foundation
What and where are tax dollars spent in K-12 education? School Spending Up, Test Scores Down
Does increased spending lead to increased student achievement? Is there a link between school spending & student achievement? – American Experiment
How have Common Core standards impacted K-12 education? Why Common Core failed
Government school enrollment is on the decline. While this is not a new trend, the rate of decline was accelerated during the Covid years and has not bounced back. COVID exodus: Where did 1 million public school students go? New data sheds some light.
Why are students leaving? The reasons are wide and varied, but radical changes to curriculum are contributing to parents rethinking their children’s educational options. https://headlineusa.com/public-school-enrollment-drops/
What are the alternatives? Is it possible for you to educate your children without co-parenting with the government? The short answer is yes. More to come on how to make that happen.
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