K-12 Tax & Spending Climate: Longer-Term Prospects of Coronavirus Response: Bigger State, Higher Taxes

Tom Fairless and Jason Douglas:

When the crisis is over, “it will be very hard for any government not to increase spending on health,” and to fund new areas such as medical research and vaccine production, said Mr. Travers.

A similar shift happened after the depravations of World War II, when countries like the U.K. pushed up taxes to finance sweeping new social-safety nets, including universal health-care programs.

Madison’s taxpayer supported K-12 school district, despite spending far more than most, has long tolerated disastrous reading results.

In addition, Madison recently expanded its least diverse schools.