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So then why are you pleased that Donald J Trump donated $100k to its continued operation? I mean, I know it's a meaningless gesture as his family's interests and his own are making many orders of magnitude above that from his presidency but still.
Ok. His budget calls for 9-10 billion in public education CUTS. Let's check out that math (even if it's on the low end)...
9 billion - 100k = $8,999,900,000 in public education cuts.
This is a completely empty gesture that won't succeed in masking all of his daily idiocy.
originally posted by: 3daysgone
originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: Byrd
I think the point was the spending per capita vs the results of said education. If you look closer you will see he was right.
Take Japan for example, yes the US has 2.5x the population...but spends 5x more per capita on education. One country is 1st on education standards and another is 22nd. Guess which is which?
The total education expenditures as a percentage of GDP measure allows for a comparison of countries' expenditures relative to their ability to finance education.
Those aren't "dollars per student." They're total dollars.