Voters Want More School Funding – Until They Get the Facts
For followers of the Rendell “Tax You More Bus Tour” and the debate on education funding, I would recommend checking out this analysis from Education Next:
The authors analyze polling, which indicates public support for increasing public education spending and teacher salaries. But they also find that those surveyed believe, on average, that public schools spend $2,000 per-pupil, rather than over $10,000, and underestimate teacher salaries by about 30% (or $14,000).
When told of the actual levels of education spending, support for increases declines.