Re: The Education Function

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 07 Dec 1998 11:19:14 -0500

The Baileys wrote:

> Michael Lorrey wrote:
> >Yes, I graduated from a public high school in '86. I had the highest SAT
> score
> >in my high school class, that year my state had the highest average SAT
> scores
> >in the nation (while having one of the highest levels of participation as
> well).
> >GET THIS: That same year our state ranked at the bottom of all states in
> per
> >capita spending on education.
> >
> >Since then spending has gone up, and average SAT scores have gone down...
> You seem to be trying to refute a point no one has made in this thread,
> i.e., that the remedy for poor education is higher government spending.

I did not go on to say that the special interest groups which publish the spurious claims of our students falling behind do so only because they are paid by the NEA to advocate higher government spending on education. The solution to any possible problems with our public schools system is simple: Disband the NEA.

Mike Lorrey