There are lots of problems. Public sector unions are a major source of problems-especially when they are major contributors to the politicians in charge. Incompetent people having children is another-and the public schools are forced to deal with the problems created by stupid, uncaring, drug addicted or irresponsible parents. This is compounded by the fact that kids who come from supportive backgrounds can often escape the lowest common denominator classes and go to private or magnet schools meaning that the teachers in many public schools are stuck with the incapable and the unteachable
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
Because my wifes school made Ayp in Math but not Reading. Plus this does not stop those teachers from passing kids who clearly will be behind going into the next grade!
This isnt the exact site that I read it from...It might have been drudge this is obviously a right wing site...I saw these figures on a few sites
Humboldt Republicans: CHICAGO TEACHERS WALK OUT, TURN DOWN 16% PAY RAISE
This is non capital expenditure.Originally Posted by CPS Budget PDF
They have 404,151 students...
which means total per student non-capital expenditure is 5,110,000,000/404,151= 12,643.79
This lower expenditure is because of a $712,000,000 deficit... there are still plenty of good schools that can be had with a 10K/student tuition.
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