December 4, 2019 by Dan Mitchell
To help me follow policy developments, I get 30-plus daily emails from various news outlets and institutions, and I scroll through these messages to see what I should be reading.
Given my interest in fiscal policy, I’m always on the lookout for articles on tax reform and the burden of government spending.
But since I just wrote about the dismal performance of government schools as part of my series for National Education Week, I obviously noticed this story (highlighted in red) in an email from the New York Times.
My immediate reaction, given the wealth of evidence, was to scoff at the discredited notion that more spending is a key to better educational outcomes.
We have plenty of data showing that pouring more money into government schools doesn’t produce good results.
Anyhow, I clicked on the story and read that supposed experts are puzzled about stagnant academic performance..............To Read More....