Referendum Climate: Charts - Enrollment; Local, State, Federal and Global Education Spending
Variations of this question are often asked: "Are we spending too much, too little or just the right amount on education?" I thought it might be useful to have a look at some local, state, federal and global information. Click to view the charts in detail:
Data via the Madison School District
(various budget documents and statistics), The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance
, I.O.U.S.A: One Nation, Under Stress, in Debt
and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Database
US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Consumer Price Index. $1000 in 1995 requires $1443.33 according to their inflation calculator, while $1000 in 1972 requires $5,262.30 in 2008.
November Madison School District Planned November, 2008 Referendum notes & links. Tax climate notes & links: When is a Tax Cut Really a Tax Hike by Gene Epstein, 20 Reasons to Kill Corporate Taxes by James Pethokoukis, I.O.U.S.A the Movie, the Economist: Inflation's Last Hurrah and Dave Blaska on the proposed referendum.
Posted by Jim Zellmer at August 25, 2008 6:30 AM
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