I can't find anywhere in the constitution where it says the government has the responsibility or the right to educate our children. In the first place it is a huge tax burden,on average 27 cents of every tax dollar goes to K-12 public education. Talk about a huge, expensive, bloated, inefficient, corrupt bureaucracy, SHEEESH! Secondly our kids are not learning very well in these gov run schools , "Johnny can't read". I could go on all day but I'll sum it up by saying our schools have become more about liberal indoctrination than public education and IMO we need drastic changes such as a voucher system to insure we have an educated society. Our current system is broken and the more money we throw at it the worse it gets.
"To get control of a budget, you need to know how much you make, how much you spend, and what you’re spending it on. We know that K – 12 education is the biggest single cost to state and local governments, eating up close to a third of their revenues. And yet most citizens and politicians have little or no idea how much we are spending on education at a per-pupil level.American taxpayers spend around $600 billion a year on K-12 public education. A sobering 27 cents of every tax dollar collected at the state or local level is consumed by the government-run K – 12 education system, compared to only 8 cents for Medicaid.
In Virginia, 29 cents out of every state or local tax dollar collected is spent on public K-12 education. In the seven years between 2002 and 2009, per-pupil spending in Virginia increased 44 percent, according to state data. When we account for inflation, it’s increased a 21 percent.
And these figures leave out a large but completely unknown amount of capital expenses and debt payments that cities and counties spend on behalf of public schools but which never make it onto the school district books or into the state’s accounting.
Education spending is the single most serious burden on state and local budgets. And since runaway education spending is a major cause of our state and local budget problems, it’s the best place to look for serious savings as this fiscal crisis continues to unfold."
The Real Cost of Public Education | Cato Institute
DAMNIT, I forgot to push the create a poll button, CRAP!