How much is an education worth?

Guess where I’ve chosen to move my family and put my kids in public schools



6 Comments on “How much is an education worth?”

  1. Sam says:

    I find it interesting that the three biggest spenders are some of the worst school systems. Some how that says to me that “more money” does not fix bad systems.

  2. Scott says:

    It looks like Idaho ranks waaaaay up there.
    Glad you came from a more progressive state.
    Love Dad

  3. nicole says:

    Luckily they have really smart parents!

  4. Scott says:

    I married a very smart, beautiful and wise girl from ID. I was born and raised in UT. Our children were raised in AZ. My talented daughter married a brilliant young man from ID! They both attended college in UT. Can’t explain how to justify MS!

    Now compare drop-out rates, ranking in mandated state testing scores, teacher-pupil ratio, rural vs. inner city, and percent of students who continue to college/university.

  5. BK says:

    OK, go ahead and call me an economist, but wouldn’t it be a better graphic to have a scatterplot of “price vs. quantity”,i.e., with some educational outcome measure (average test scores, hs grad rate,…) on the horizontal axis and the information above, $/pupil, on the vertical axis? Brock, can you make a graphic like that for us? Oh, and label each of the dots w/ the state postal abbreviation too. Cheers!

  6. Yeah, the reason UT ranks so low is because our test scores are comparatively high. When the gvt sees low test scores, they assume the school needs more money. Talk about getting rid of incentives… no wonder the bottom is staying there. Whose idea was it to involve the gvt in our children’s education anyway?

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