More spending, better education
“Inequity of Colo. school funding,” Dec. 2 letter to the editor.
Letter-writer John Conlin claims that “There has never been found any correlation between increased school spending and improved educational outcomes.”
Washington Post reporter Max Ehrenfreund writes that the most recent research shows that increased school spending does result in better outcomes for students. A study by Northwestern and UC-Berkeley researchers showed that every 10 percent increase in spending results in a 9.5 percent increase in earnings as an adult. The survey was over decades and sample size was approximately 15,000 students in multiple states.
A student at Martin Luther King Jr. Early College school in Denver raises his hand.