More money is not the solution to education issues

Letter to the Editor

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 only th...

 

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