Graph of the Day for June 27, 2010

Randall Hoven
"President Obama and Congress have entrusted us-you, me, and educators all across the country-with the largest one-time investment in education reform in history.  My department has more money for education reform than all of my predecessors-combined.  Former Secretary Paige told me that he had $17 million for reform.  My department now has $5 billion for Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation.  We have another $5 billion for school turnarounds, the Teacher Incentive Fund, school technology-all these programs can support the reforms in Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation.  This truly is a moon shot."  Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, to the National Association of State Boards of Education, October 2009.


Source:  Andrew Coulson of the Cato Institute, via Big Government.


Hoven's Index for June 27, 2011


Increase in the number of public school students from 1970 to 2010:  9%

Increase in public school employees in that period:  98%

Increase in cost-per-student (inflation adjusted) in that period:  275%

Increase in test scores in that period:  0%

Source:  Andrew Coulson of the Cato Institute, via Big Government.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"President Obama and Congress have entrusted us-you, me, and educators all across the country-with the largest one-time investment in education reform in history.  My department has more money for education reform than all of my predecessors-combined.  Former Secretary Paige told me that he had $17 million for reform.  My department now has $5 billion for Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation.  We have another $5 billion for school turnarounds, the Teacher Incentive Fund, school technology-all these programs can support the reforms in Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation.  This truly is a moon shot."  Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, to the National Association of State Boards of Education, October 2009.


Source:  Andrew Coulson of the Cato Institute, via Big Government.


Hoven's Index for June 27, 2011


Increase in the number of public school students from 1970 to 2010:  9%

Increase in public school employees in that period:  98%

Increase in cost-per-student (inflation adjusted) in that period:  275%

Increase in test scores in that period:  0%

Source:  Andrew Coulson of the Cato Institute, via Big Government.


Graph of the Day Archive.