Oppose a bill to increase school spending and you are said to be robbing children of the resources they need to succeed in the classroom. But what if more money wasn’t actually the solution to America’s public education system?

Recently Dan Mitchell created a graph on public school spending that tells an interesting story. While educational spending has increased over 180% over the last 50 years, reading, math, and science scores have stayed relatively the same.

So is increasing funding really the solution?

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