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"Myth: Schools Don't Have Enough Money"

That's John Stossel's concluion in his Townhall.com column today. Yes, the same Stossel whose TV special last Friday evening in which he "suggested that public schools had plenty of money but were squandering it because that's what government schools do." According to Stossel, "The truth is, public schools are rolling in money. If you divide the U.S. Department of Education's figure for total spending on K-12 education by the department's count of K-12 students, it works out to about $10,000 per student." He then adds, "America spends more on schooling than the vast majority of countries that outscore us on the international tests. But the bureaucrats still blame school failure on lack of funds, and demand more money." Myths die hard, don't they?