Friday, April 30, 2010
Schools Don't Need More Money
A while back ago Chino Valley attempted an override. After doing some research I determined that they seemed to be getting plenty of money, considering they were getting $1,500 more per pupil then private schools according to one commenter and according to the research I did (it was $5,500 for high school and $4,000 for grade school) and the private school could pay for athletics and music on this budget. Part of the reason public schools cost more is due to the bureaucracy and mandates by legislation.
Chino Valley school district averaged the following per pupil for the following years:
Year Average Daily Attendance Expenditures/Pupil/Year
2001 2415.7 $5,732
2002 2430.9 $5,828
2003 2504.7 ?
2004 2523.2 $6,186
2005 2599.4 $7,039
2006 ? ?
2007 ? ?
2008 2680.7 $7,189
2009 2705.6 $7,003
2010 ? ?
Imagine a teacher getting that money directly, we wouldn't have poor teachers anymore! This is a good case for privatizing schools and getting bureaucracy out of schools. We would then see some really good teachers make 7 figures and the bad ones finding new jobs!
See the following from "Seeing Red AZ" for more on AZ schools. Also, see this article for a compelling case to just have privatized schools. Also, see this commentary video from a successful entrepreneur on schooling and ADD.
Vote no on proposition 100 the 1% sales tax increase this May!