Public schools failed during COVID, so give families more choice

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Perhaps in no other area did the COVID-19 pandemic have a greater impact than on education.

While government spending burgeoned, student achievement plummeted, children’s mental health suffered and schools became more dangerous, which is an outcome that demands a better solution such as giving parents greater educational choice.

During the pandemic, funding under Proposition 98, which guarantees minimum funding for K-12 schools and community colleges, spiked from $79.3 billion in 2019-20 to $110.4 billion in 2021-22 — a 39% increase.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has said, “we’ve made record investments in education.”  The big question is whether all this government spending has produced any significant bang for the buck.  The answer is no.

Click to read the full article in the OC Register.

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