It’s a campaign year with congressional mid-terms and, in Minnesota, the governor’s race is already taking center stage.
We all know what that means: prepare yourself to get inundated by the Education Minnesota teachers union fictitious rhetoric regarding how we must “fully fund” education (an eternal metric that by design can never be reached). Forgive Minnesotans when they eyeroll every time a TV ad falsely claims conservatives are “starving” public schools with make believe “draconian budget cuts.”
The fact of the matter is our public education system doesn’t have a funding problem. Check out the inflation-adjusted current public-school spending per student in Minnesota:
135% real increase since 1970!
(Hat tip to Corey DeAngelis at the American Federation for Children for putting this list together).