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K-12 Funding Levels Surprise Washington Voters
Oregon Catalyst ^
| April 2, 2012
| Kathryn Hickok
Posted on 04/02/2012 5:03:05 PM PDT by Twotone
A February survey of Washington voters by The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice indicates that voters there are much less likely to favor increased spending on K-12 education once they know how much money their state already spends.
Almost one-fifth (19%) of survey participants correctly identified their states per-student funding level: According to the survey, Washington spent $9,688 per student in 2008-9. About half (46%) thought the state spent $8,000 or less.
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TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: education; schools; washington
Almost everyone will say we need to spend more on education...until they find out how much is actually being spent!
posted on 04/02/2012 5:03:12 PM PDT
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posted on 04/02/2012 5:14:48 PM PDT
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I graduated in 72 does anyone know what the spending was for the time period of 1960-72?
I don't want to sound like my old man walked to school 5 miles a day up hill both ways or use to get a dime to go to the dance on Friday night a nickle to get in and a nickle for a coke.
But I do know it was way less than today and by far a better education than today.
posted on 04/02/2012 7:04:55 PM PDT
(Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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