Educational Test Scores, Education Spending, and Productivity in Public Education: National Trends and Evidence Across States and Over Time, 1990 – 2015

John Garen
University of Kentucky

Concerns about the performance of traditional public schools have been with us for quite a number of years. Though disputes regarding school funding seem to occur regularly, the data are clear in showing increasing resources being devoted to public schools over the past several decades. The increasing use of resources has reinforced concerns regarding public school performance. Essentially, this is a question about what is being attained with the dollars spent on K-12 education.


Published: January, 2018