Education Spending

EDUCATION SPENDING….I’m not the fan of No Child Left Behind that Andy Rotherham is, but it’s hard not to sympathize with his reaction to Jack Jennings’ complaint that NCLB money is targeted heavily toward “urban districts with high concentrations of poverty”:

Yes, federal education dollars are more targeted to urban and high poverty communities because of NCLB. But hello? Shouldn’t the money be targeted toward poor kids? The federal treasury is not a bottomless pit after all and overall it’s poor communities that have the most trouble raising state and local funds anyway. Shouldn’t liberals/progressives and Democrats be for such targeting?

Yep, seems that way to me too. Hell, if it were up to me, the dollars would probably be targeted almost exclusively to poor, urban schools. That’s where most of the problems are, after all.

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