Is more money really going to improve education?
Studies demonstrate that well-targeted dollars have a direct, positive effect on student outcomes. To list just a few:
- A study published in 2015 showed that a 10% increase in school funding for low-income students resulted in a 9.5% increase in their earnings as adults.
- Investing in smaller class sizes matters. Don’t have time to read the literature? Ask a teacher.
- Every state that ranks ahead of Colorado in achievement spends more than Colorado spends per pupil.
- Quality early childhood education, increased teacher salaries, summer school, professional development and well-integrated technology all require additional funding and all have been shown to have a positive impact on student achievement.