Ep. 260 – Sept. 19, 2022 – School Spending Soars, Driven by Costs of Benefits for Teachers

The director of education reform at Reason Foundation, Aaron Garth Smith, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Smith’s latest analysis, which shows per-pupil spending increased in 49 out of 50 states during the 2020 fiscal year, while student enrollment declined in 22 states, plus the district of Columbia.

Smith’s report, “K-12 Education Spending Spotlight: An in-depth look at school finance data and trends,” co-written with Jordan Campbell, is available now at reason.org.

K-12 Education Spending Spotlight: An in-depth look at school finance data and trends

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