Jan 15, 2018
When it comes to education results, it turns out money does talk, according to a new study on school spending and student performance after the Great Recession.
A new study from Northwestern University finds that as U.S. education spending fell 4% between 2008 – 2011 (aka the Great Recession), student test results and graduation rates suffered as well. For instance, a cut of 10% in per-student spending during a student’s years in high school reduced their chances of graduating by roughly 3%.
While school spending has increased since the dark days of the Great Recession, a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report indicates that 29 states are still spending less per-student than they had pre-Great Recession. School spending also remains a live and contentious debate for many districts nationwide facing tighter budgets.
Less money for schools after the recession meant lower test scores and graduation rates, study finds https://ny.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2018/01/12/less-money-for-schools-after-the-recession-meant-lower-test-scores-and-graduation-rates-study-finds/