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.