|Posted: March 3, 2014, 2:54 pm - IP Logged|
You are right about throwing money at education. Notice that successful students either are very intelligent,and or, their parents were involved with instilling the importance of education. Notice how children of foreign backgrounds seem to do better than our students,on average. Think that their cultural back grounds lends to their desire to exceed.
Foreign countries spend way less than us and their students excel. Their children also spend more time being educated.
Would not be surprised if the money for education is really going towards public employee pension funds.
Even if it's not going toward pension funds, it's probably being funneled to something other than just education.
The news we get from N. J. TV that the state is having big problems covering the growing pension funds shortages.
Is it possible for public employees pension funds be transfered to the Social Security retirement system? Know this idea will not go over well with public employees.
Know this would not solve all the states running out of $$ but it seems that having a separate pension fund paid for by property taxes and state income taxes is not going to cover the looming pension crisis, in my humble opinion.
If you have time, recommend reading the book,titled Public Education An Autopsy, by Myron Lieberman. "This is a book that professional educators love to hate and should be read by our policy makers, as quoted by James W. Guthrie,University of California,Berkeley.