Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The disgrace of education funding in Texas
Yet it ranks very near the bottom in per student spending on K12 education: around #44 to #48 (depending on the year) out of 50!
But maybe we can't afford it? Texas ranks a little above average in the U.S. in per capita income. It changes a bit from year to year, but it's around #21 out of 50.
But then, we understand that spending does not necessarily equate to quality. What shall we use for a measure of the quality of Texas education? Test scores or SAT scores are problematic because different states use different tests. But we know we want our students to graduate. Texas ranks around #41 in graduation rates.
As it that weren't bad enough, education funds in Texas are on track to be significantly cut.
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