Per pupil spending on education varies drastically across the country, even within some states. One significant factor in the variations is property taxes. Wealthy enclaves with million-dollar homes tend to contribute tax revenues not available in poorer parts of a
The Des Moines school district has embraced the continuous improvement approach. It’s making a lot of progress toward eliminating wasteful practices and transforming performance.
States and school districts spend more than $50 billion each year on teacher pensions, but they often fail to deliver the retirement benefits participants expect. Chad Aldeman and Kelly Robson reviewed pension plans and projections in all 50 states. They