Graph of the Day for September 19, 2009

Randall Hoven
"Every major education law passed since the 1960s has borne Kennedy's imprint, from Head Start to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. He has proven himself, time and again, to be a fighter for children and educators."
 -Reg Weaver, the immediate past President of the National Education Association President, as reported by Air America in listing the accomplishments of Senator Ted Kennedy. 


Source: Andrew J. Coulson at Cato@Liberty , compiled from National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data.    (The vertical scale on left is inflation-adjusted dollars per student in public elementary and secondary schools.)

Hoven's Index for September 19, 2009

Distribution of sources of revenue for public elementary and secondary schools in 1929-30:  0.4% federal, 16.9% state, 82.7% local.

Distribution of sources of revenue for public elementary and secondary schools in 2005-06:  9.1% federal, 46.5% state, 44.4% local.

Source:  NCES
"Every major education law passed since the 1960s has borne Kennedy's imprint, from Head Start to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. He has proven himself, time and again, to be a fighter for children and educators."
 -Reg Weaver, the immediate past President of the National Education Association President, as reported by Air America in listing the accomplishments of Senator Ted Kennedy. 


Source: Andrew J. Coulson at Cato@Liberty , compiled from National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data.    (The vertical scale on left is inflation-adjusted dollars per student in public elementary and secondary schools.)

Hoven's Index for September 19, 2009

Distribution of sources of revenue for public elementary and secondary schools in 1929-30:  0.4% federal, 16.9% state, 82.7% local.

Distribution of sources of revenue for public elementary and secondary schools in 2005-06:  9.1% federal, 46.5% state, 44.4% local.

Source:  NCES