Linda Perlstein discusses education and writing, with occasional detours into pop culture and food.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Fewer kids, far more spending.
Dan Berrett of the Pocono Record in Pennsylvania did a nice job of laying out why spending in the school districts he covers increased 45 percent in a five-year period in which enrollment declined 5 percent. It took lots of reporting and data analysis and no small amount of time, but in my eyes it was well worth the effort. Not to mention replicable, for journalists anywhere.