I criticize teachers and their unions. Both are directly or indirectly responsible for the difficulty in changing our current public education system, which seems designed to harm kids at the top and make sheep of the rest. Yet, some people insist that the problem with public schools is a lack of funding when the facts indicate otherwise:
"Per student, we now spend more than all but three other countries—Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Norway—on elementary and secondary education. And the list of countries that spend the most, notably, has little in common with the outcomes... (The same holds true on the state level, where New York, one of the highest-spending states—it topped the list at $17,000 per pupil in 2008—still comes in behind 15 other states and 30 countries...)"