The United States spent an average of $8,701 per pupil to educate its children in 2005, the Census Bureau said Thursday, with some states paying more than twice as much per student as others.
New York was the biggest spender on education, at $14,119 per student, with New Jersey second at $13,800 and Washington, D.C., third at $12,979, the Census Bureau said. Seven of the top 10 education spenders were Northeastern states.
The states with the lowest spending were Utah, at $5,257 per pupil, Arizona $6,261, Idaho $6,283, Mississippi $6,575 and Oklahoma $6,613. The 10 states with the lowest education spending were in the West or South.
And how do the moonbat states do? What kind of a return do they get on their investment?
Students in northeastern and northern states tend to perform better on standardized tests than students in southern and southwestern states. But experts say the correlation between spending and testing performance is not strong.
Of course not. Northeastern students do better because the tests involve Copernicanism, Darwinism, and other deceptions of the International Leftist Movement. Students in other parts of the country don’t learn as much of this nonsense; thus, although they are actually better-educated, and for less money, too, they fare poorly on tests involving esoteric knowledge of modern pseudoscience and homosexual-influenced literature.
The double standard is glaring. Taxes are used to perpetuate an academic regimen of lies and debauchery. Why the Northeast permits this cycle to continue is mystifying, but one thing is clear: No Child Left Behind must be supplemented with a second effort, one to bring faith and Christianity back into our schools.
I’m not sure what such a program should be called; No Child Left Behind would be a good name, since it implies the Rapture, but that one’s already been used. Hmm. Well, this is just a suggestion, but why not call our effort to dismantle the Darwinist, Marxist, Helioleftist nonsense that pervades our school system the Truth in Education Act? That’s not the most inventive name out there, I’m sure. But it does encapsulate what we’re trying to accomplish here.
Update (by Psycheout): CNN link broken. Added Reuters link.