Phatscotty wrote:Lootifer wrote:History shows a pretty good return on investment from education
Does that mean there is no backwards ass wrong way to invest in education, and no smart and efficient way to invest in educatio? Or does that not even matter to you...
What is the return on the investment Hitler made on Germany's education?
In America, we are spending more on education every single year, and the returns actually are getting worse and worse. What "history" are you citing?
Lootifer wrote:Regarding you last paragraph ps.
I was just saying that from a high level spending money on education is seldom a bad idea (compared with, say, drone strikes or oil subsidies).
Additionally the actual return on investment for something so broad brush as "education" is impossible. But as I say, its hardly an area I personally think should be a high priority for spending cuts.
There is also other things to consider, such as: do we have the money to spend, or are we borrowing it, with interest? What about when we are teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff? What if the "high level" the money is spent from has a long track record of wasting 30-40% of the money, or does an extremely shitty job year after year after year, decade after decade?