A surprising number of “thought leaders” think so. Terry Stoops doesn’t.
“Despite their grave assessment, seven of the top 10 states in this year’s CNBC ranking spent less per student than the national average,” he writes in The Carolina Journal. “The third-best state for business, Utah, has one of the lowest per-student expenditures in the nation.”
“New York, which is second only to the District of Columbia in per-student spending, ranked 27th. As New Yorkers know, big-time spending on schools requires levels of state and local taxation that keeps new enterprises away and U-Haul dealers busy.”