Earlier today I posted on how education had to change and I wasn’t happy with the current system and options for my kids. My grandmother replied within minutes with basic premise: we should talk about this but no one wants to pay more taxes.
I agree, no one does. Especially into a failing system.
The Chicago basics:
- Average classroom size: 25 kids
- Money spent per student: $13,000
That’s $325,000 per classroom. This is pretty damned good. This is more than pretty damned good. $325,000 / class room should be a world class education!
The solution cannot be that we need more money. The solution has to be that we need to spend the money better. If a CEO had such bad results with $325,000 / classroom the CEO would be on the street. Where is this money going? It certainly isn’t going towards quality education.