A number of celebrities and politicians have campaigned for additional funding for schools. That’s all we have heard about for years. People claim low funding is the reason for poor grades. Neighborhoods in poverty suffer more. Teachers are under paid. And the list goes on.
A number of celebrities and politicians have supported funding for schools especially for the arts. A small list of these is Rep. Stephen Horn, R-Lakewood, William Baldwin, Hector Elizondo, Peter Horton, Richard Kind and rapper-producer Chuck D. We commend them for doing this. Our issue isn’t that they fight for funding. The problem is the message. Do we really need more money for schools? A recent graph came out to demonstrate the relationship between increased funding and better education.
Funding and employees has increased dramatically over the past 40+ years. Enrollment and academia have basically been stagnant. An almost 200% increase in funding has not done a thing to improve schools. Isn’t it obvious that more funding isn’t the answer?