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  • Online Chat on Education Spending

    With back to school right around the corner for some schools and other schools just starting, it is a good time to talk about education spending. Public school spending has reached nearly $12,000 per pupil per year. Are we using that money as best as we can? Join us right now 12-1 ET for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Will Skillman Fellow in Education Policy, Lindsey Burke. She is taking your questions on why we spend so much, the outcomes, and the alternatives.

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    5 Responses to Online Chat on Education Spending

    1. Todd Wolf says:

      Considering the present social, political and economic conditions … how we got to this point and where we are going … I’m interested the concept of “the organization”. Governments, businesses, communities, groups/associations, families are all organized initially around the principles of form following function … they are a means to some purposeful ends … they are in a sense emergent, self-organizing human driven systems. Then, something happens … the original means to the original end somehow becomes co-opted by other agendas and the means to an end (organizing and the organization) becomes an end in itself … the form becomes more important than the function … controlling top-down hierarchical networks take over influential bottom-up interactions.

    2. Todd Wolf says:

      A society based on a philosophy of sacrifice will always attempt to solve problems by "throwing virgins in the well". A society based on a philosophy of investment will always attempt to solve problems by committing the resources of time, talent and treasure reasonably, prudently, purposefully … being mindful of the importance of the creation and the protection of the conditions necessary for the emergence of unimaginable human achievements … liberty. It is the Jeffersonian agrarian philosophy that appreciates and understands the unpredictable power of the perfectly imperfect "divine influences" that are the whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Give the "yeoman farmer" access to the opportunity for continuous learning and observe the current situation as it moves to a better situation.

    3. Todd Wolf says:

      Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
      Richard P. Feynman

      Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level.
      Enrico Fermi

      It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
      Richard P. Feynman

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