Saturday, May 3, 2014
Einstein was right - education edition
The CATO Institute has just published a very revealing report on state education trends, emphasizing the fact that while more and more money is being spent on education, it's generally producing no improvement whatsoever in student performance. You can read a news article about the survey here, and the full report here (link is to an Adobe Acrobat document in .PDF format).
As a quick illustration of the trends, here are the numbers for Washington state in two graphs. You can see larger versions of them here.
Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". Those who keep pouring money down the education drain-hole without result might do well to re-examine their actions in the light of that definition . . .