Daily Archives: October 25, 2012

Total K-12 public education spending, 2004-2012

This is the final table for today.  I promise.   Year Type  Fund Source: State   Fund Source: Federal   Fund Source: Local   Total  2011-2012 TOTAL  $7,599,573,456.00  $1,675,408,103.00  $2,683,319,423.00  $11,958,300,982.00 2010-2011 TOTAL  $7,277,494,587.00  $1,909,891,466.00  $2,675,887,290.00  $11,863,273,343.00 2009-2010 TOTAL  $7,336,220,568.00  $1,807,709,323.00  $2,707,251,434.00  $11,851,181,325.00 2008-2009 TOTAL  $8,045,045,831.00  $1,248,285,574.00  $2,994,907,084.00  $12,288,238,489.00 2007-2008 TOTAL  $7,890,264,888.00  $1,166,796,822.00  $2,915,504,080.00  $11,972,565,790.00 2006-2007 TOTAL  $7,327,035,216.00Continue Reading

Per pupil spending change, 2010-11 to 2011-12 (state funding only)

District Change  Hertford County Schools  $517.43 Camden County Schools  $476.96 Jones County Schools  $473.77 Graham County Schools  $464.77 Nash-Rocky Mount Schools  $464.62 Warren County Schools  $463.32 Chatham County Schools  $404.64 Hoke County Schools  $403.72 Halifax County Schools  $389.83 Durham County Schools  $356.42 Carteret County Schools  $346.81 Moore County Schools  $345.56 Duplin County Schools  $342.36 HarnettContinue Reading

Republicans increase per pupil expenditures in 2011-12

Year State PPE Federal PPE Local PPE Total PPE 2011-2012  $5,361.41  $1,181.99  $1,893.04  $8,436.44 2010-2011  $5,161.73  $1,354.63  $1,897.93  $8,414.29 2009-2010  $5,231.67  $1,289.14  $1,930.62  $8,451.43 2008-2009  $5,703.70  $884.99  $2,123.31  $8,712.00 2007-2008  $5,616.02  $830.49  $2,075.15  $8,521.66 2006-2007  $5,273.88  $809.49  $1,934.05  $8,017.42 2005-2006  $4,903.60  $819.41  $1,873.14  $7,596.15 2004-2005  $4,726.64  $789.30  $1,811.66  $7,327.60 2003-2004  $4,563.11  $726.08  $1,716.94  $7,006.13  Continue Reading

How the Republicans changed public education

The NC Department of Public Instruction released the 2011-2012 School Report Cards today.  The report cards allow us to compare year-to-year changes in a number of areas, including performance, class size, personnel, and the like. Total Number of Classroom Teachers (Statewide) 2010-11: 99,290 2011-12: 99,060 Change: -230 teachers Average Class Sizes (Statewide) 2010-11 Kindergarten: 20Continue Reading

When our money burns a hole in their pockets

A hat tip to our friend Frank Stephenson for this story in the Rome, GA paper. Local officials are looking for ways to spend (oops — the right word is “invest”) more than $60,000 in a hurry. If they can’t, future funding might go down. Horrors.  

Judge Napolitano asks hard questions about Libya

In this column, Judge Andrew Napolitano asks some hard questions about the disaster in Libya — questions the mainstream press isn’t interested in — going back to the US operation to help eliminate Qaddafi’s government and replace it with a group of Islamicists. Keep in mind that Obama made that decision unilaterally and disregarded theContinue Reading

Gene Healy’s new book False Idol

Cato Institute’s Gene Healy writes here about America’s False Idol (Obama, of course, not some failed singer). He has done much to transform America, but for the worse. Sadly, the Romney alternative isn’t much more appealing, he argues.  

Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, October 25, 2012

• Our hopes for a full recovery. Republican Gene McIntyre, running for the open Senate District 25 seat against Democrat Gene McLaurin, was in an auto accident driving to a campaign event Wednesday night and hospitalized.   • Wait and see. During last night’s gubernatorial debate, Republican Pat McCrory praised Democratic state Auditor Beth WoodContinue Reading