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Jason Bedrick: States Keep School Spending Secret

September 12, 2013

Á great many states are slow to report what they spend on K-12 education, and when they do, they often don't include everything or make it easy for the public to find, says a new Cato Institute report.

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Á great many states are slow to report what they spend on K-12 education, and when they do, they often don't include everything or make it easy for the public to find, says a new Cato Institute report. Jason Bedrick joins the podcast to discuss school spending, especially the curious polls finding most people think public schools spend half what they really do. It's impossible for people to monitor what governments do with their money if they don't know much about it in the first place, Bedrick says. 

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Joy Pullmann is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing editor of The Federalist, a web magazine on politics, policy, and culture.
jpullmann@heartland.org @The Heartland Institute