Ignorance is Bliss and Expensive

Filed in Education at State Level by on December 13, 2012 0 Comments

We keep hearing the beating drum of more money for education, and apparently it works because people are not well informed.  Check out the following two graphs from Education Next-PEPG Survey, published in Education Next‘s Winter issue.

The first is related to school spending.

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The next graph is related to teacher pay:

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Question – how much would you guess an average teacher makes a year?

HT: Intercepts

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Shane Vander Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Caffeinated Thoughts, a popular Christian conservative blog in Iowa. He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, a social media & communications consulting/management firm, along with serving as the communications director for American Principles Project’s Preserve Innocence Initiative.  Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings.  He has taught Jr. High History along with being the Dean of Students for Christian school in Indiana.  Shane and his wife home school their three teenage children and have done so since the beginning.   He has recently been recognized by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the top political influencers in Iowa. Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA.  You can connect with Shane on Facebook, follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Google +.

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