Thursday, January 31, 2013

More money doesn't necesarily help kids learn

A UW professor told the Washington Senate that schools that spend more do not get better learning results. Prof Maguerite Roza showed a scatter plot of spending versus test scores and it looks random. Just giving the government more $ doesn't work. You have to be careful how you spend it!!


WPC 2d post Prof Roza reemphasizes that it is very important how the dollars are allocated, not just how many there are.

The graphic from Prof. Roza via WPC. It sorely needs the scale for the x axis. Click to enlarge.