In California and other states nationwide, record sums are being sent on public education. And yet improvement – better testing scores, closing achievement gaps – remains elusive. Paul Peterson, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard, explains why money isn’t the sole cure to what ails America’s schools.

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  1. Moneyman Member

    This is a fantastic podcast for those interested in education issues.

     

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    • July 8, 2019, at 9:26 AM PDT
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  2. Joe D. Lincoln

    Man we need so many more schools. I want to pay for like 500 charter programs in my community, for every well to do sub group of the local area while I can send my kids to the forgotten general public school because I can’t get them into one of the fancy charter schools I’m paying for via local taxes.

    Sometimes people claim that taxes (or other government programs) are regressive rather than ‘progressive’ – well this is clearly true for charter schools. If you are well to do and want to send your children to a private school, send them to a private school and don’t ask the taxpayer to finance multiple school systems!

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    • July 8, 2019, at 9:29 AM PDT
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