Friday, October 15, 2004

Reality Road Check: Undecided Voters Part III

Politics of Education

The next post was going to be about personal income and take home pay, but I ran across a vital post from The Anti-Idiotarian concerning the alleged underfunding of the "No Child Left Behind Act".

A taste:

2. Total taxpayer investment in K-12 education in the United States for the 2003-04 school year is estimated to exceed $501.3 billion.
Even in this current time of war, taxpayer investment in education exceeds that for national defense. In addition to the K-12 money mentioned above, taxpayers will spend an estimated $350.8 billion for higher education in the same school year.[ * ] As noted on the chart below, the United States is a world leader in education investment. However, nations that spend far less achieve higher levels of student performance.

Go on over and read the rest

And if you are interested in more fact checking on education spending, go to for information on alleged cutting of after school programs and Pell Grants.

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