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No connection between federal education spending and student achievement

Created on February 14, 2011

No connection between federal education spending and student achievement

No connection between federal education spending and student achievement

 

Since 1971, federal education spending per pupil has risen dramatically ...

...but NAEP reading scores over the same period have remained relatively flat. 

 

Source:  U.S. Department of Education.

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