I bet you didn’t know that last Friday, October 2nd was Manufacturing Day. This graph by AEI’s Mark Perry tells us why American manufacturing is the envy of the world.
It didn’t take long for folks to make the comparison with K-12 public education. See Matt Ladner’s post here. We could add a whole raft of other pieces making the same point See Andrew Coulson at Cato, here and here, or others at Heritage. See here . No matter the author the point is clear: in education. outcomes do not equal investment. Sadly, there are no simple solutions. One thing we should have learned however; significant improvements aren’t likely to come through additional staffing.