Interesting Research on Spending in Education

Blog Post created by literarytech on Dec 15, 2016

Spending Does Improve Education

Kevin Carey and Liz Harris published an article in the New York Times today about research into educational spending and the connection with results of that spending.

They found a consistent pattern: In the long run, over comparable time frames,states that send additional money to their lowest income school districts see more academic improvement in those districts than states that don’t. The size of the effect was significant. The changes bought at least twice as much achievement per dollar as a well known experiment that decreased class sizes in the early grades.

Carey, Kevin and Elizabeth A. Harris. "It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education". 12 Dec 2016. Web. Retrieved 12 Dec. 2016.

Then there was the Twitter storm Carey offered that added further clarity. For that, visit my Storify page where I've captured it.