Monday, February 13, 2012
Education Spending, the Prequel (pre-2005)
Gravity and Education Spending spoke to the federal education funding situation from 2005 and thereafter. Here's one that addresses the years before that by borrowing a chart from ed.gov. Note how little that gray federal segment is compared to the rest of the bars. And they wonder why fluctuations in federal education spending don't correlate with student performance. Maybe it could be the fact that federal education spending has generally been a small portion of the total.