January 25, 2011 12:41PM

Public Education Needs Transparency & Competition, Not More Money

In honor of School Choice Week, President Obama seems set to use his SOTU address this evening to demonstrate how truly pathetic most education “reform” ideas are in this, the era of our Great Recession.

We are, and have long been, out of money at the Federal level. So, naturally, the President proposes more “investment,” ah, spending in education. Of course, we know that Fed Ed spending does diddly to improve test scores.

But at least with the Feds, we have a fairly good accounting of how much is being spent on K‑12 education.

Unfortunately, at the state, local, and school‐​district level, it takes a forensic accountant to discover how much we’re really spending.

Watch this video to get an idea of why public K‑12 education is the most unaccountable, least transparent government service in the nation: