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More money is not the solution to education issues

Letter to the Editor

 

Last updated 1/28/2021 at 11:56am



It’s that time of year again. The envelope arrived this week and it’s time to approve spending on the public education system. This year I am voting no.

Looking at the numbers as reported by State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Cheney School District is spending $12,604 per year per student. A lot of money. However, when I divide the annual school budget of $88.7 million (Cheney Free Press, 7/02/20) , by the 5,103 students in the district, per student cost is around $17,300.

Why does the state say we pay only $12,604 when the budget is $88.7 million? It appears that they use...



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