Skip to comments.Per-pupil spending is not the whole story in Camden (27K per pupil)
Posted on 04/14/2014 6:27:30 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
Classrooms in Camden often come equipped with smartboards, iPads, and laptops. But in the same rooms teachers might lack access to a working printer, the tech support they need to use the smartboard, or a basic set of textbooks requested a year ago.
The contradictions are at the heart of Camden's financial problems, which boil down to one alarming fact: This district that graduates only 49 percent of its students spends more than nearly any other in the state educating them.
This school year Camden spent $27,500 per pupil
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If they could get that figure up to $54k per student, they should be able to graduate 50-55 percent providing that they dumb the curriculum down with Common Core and give them an opt out for testing.
Anyone who’s been to Camden knows money isn’t going to fix the educational system. Neither will Common Core. /S
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I would say that I guess they learned nothing from the billion dollar Kansas City boondoggle, if I didn’t already realise that actually teaching students anything isn’t the point. It’s back-door reparations, like so many of these programs which just get recycled under a different name.
30 kids at 27 grand each comes to $810,000.00 per year. Could you teach a class of kids for that kind of money?
All they really need is a whiteboard and some pens. The rest of that junk is a complete waste of money.
$810,000 is the $80,000 salary for the current teacher...the other $730,000 is benefits and pensions to the 10 retired teachers who just had a little prune and graham cracker snack in Florida while watching the Yankees game on cable.
Right next to Houston is the North Forest School District. The people running that operation simply used used it as a way to enrich themselves - and no one doubts that as millions of dollars simply cannot be accounted for. So Houston is taking them over...and improvement, somewhat.
Lots of blame to go around but, at a minimum, you simply cannot let Third World types run anything without adult supervision, or you get Third World results - no matter how much taxpayer money you shower on them.
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