Ed Driscoll

Our Listless Public Schools

I recently received a review copy of Jay P. Greene’s Education Myths. In a recent National Review Online article, he writes:

Much of what people believe about education policy is simply not true. An examination of the evidence reveals that many common claims about education are as mythological as anything found in Homer or Aesop.

For example, many people believe that schools are desperately under-funded. In fact, public K-12 spending is approaching $10,000 per pupil