Education Bureaucrats the Ones Cashing In

Published September 27, 2007

It’s a little unfair to accuse charter schools of “cashing in” when public school spending in Arizona increases annually at a rate well above inflation [“Letter: Charter schools are a big cash machine,” September 6]. Between 1995 and 2005, public school spending increased an average rate of 3.9 percent annually while nationally, inflation over the same period rose by an average rate of just 2.5 percent annually.

If anyone is guilty of “cashing in” it’s the education bureaucracy.

Michael Van Winkle ([email protected]) is legislative specialist for education at The Heartland Institute.