Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Education Funding, Incarceration, Texas, & a DMN Editorial

Today the Dallas Morning News had a good editorial joining with 600 districts in Texas to say that school funding must improve in Texas.  The editorial was very logical and is online at http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20150831-editorial-its-groundhog-day-school-finance-edition-in-texas.ece .

An editorial can never document all the damage from underfunded schools, but the connection to incarceration should have been mentioned.  States spending the least on education have prison populations that are almost three times greater per capita than states with well funded schools.
Relation between state spending on education and incarceration rates
While people can argue the "correlation does not equal causation" argument, would you move to any state to take advantage of the lower school taxes?