Ep. 136 You Hate Schoolteachers, and Education, and Knowledge

30 April 2018     |     Tom Woods     |     10

Are Republicans at war with schoolteachers? Krugman thinks so: their state-level tax cuts have wrought havoc on education budgets, and it’s teachers’ salaries that have suffered.

We discuss the real truth of that question, plus the more general claim that education funding has suffered or that money or lack thereof accounts for how good the results are. This one’s a smash.

Krugman Column

We Don’t Need No Education” (April 23, 2018)

Contra Columns

Rich States, Poor States,” by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, & Jonathan Williams
Study: Half of All School Employees Not Teachers, 130% Increase Since 1970,” by Zoey DiMauro

Book Mentioned

The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money, by Bryan Caplan

Video Mentioned

The Contra Cruise!

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