Colorado’s public school establishment has gradually been losing its grip on the education monopoly, and it’s also been losing its grip on the funding statistics monopoly. No need to retread old roads, but kudos once again to the Rocky Mountain News‘ Vincent Carroll for reminding readers that Colorado does not rank near the bottom of K-12 school funding but near the middle:
[Denver superintendent Michael] Bennet is right that Coloradans donâ€™t spend lavishly on education, comparatively speaking. But we havenâ€™t exactly been Scrooges, either.
For those dying to know more, check out my 2006 Independence Institute report “Counting the Cash.”