Today’s highly interesting read (03/19/19): STUDY: K-12 Spending Increases Unlikely to Result in Student Success

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Today’s read is from WILL, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty that has analyzed K-12 spending in Wisconsin.

What many don’t want you to know…

Wisconsin has spent a lot on education – more than the majority of states. Will further massive increases in spending actually improve student outcomes? A new WILL report says probably not.

The Report: Truth in Spending: An Analysis of K-12 Spending in Wisconsin, by Research Director Will Flanders, PhD lays out the facts about K-12 spending in Wisconsin, where Wisconsin ranks nationally, and which school districts are getting the most bang for the buck. Most notably, using the most recent year of data available from DPI, Dr. Flanders examined the relationship of K-12 spending on public schools and student outcomes. The findings include:

  • K-12 education spending in Wisconsin is in-line with the rest of the country. 
  • Wisconsin, like the United States, spends far more on education – and gets less for it – than economically developed countries in Europe and Asia.
  • An econometric analysis finds no relationship between higher spending and outcomes in Wisconsin.

Read it all here.

One thought on “Today’s highly interesting read (03/19/19): STUDY: K-12 Spending Increases Unlikely to Result in Student Success

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