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3:13 pm - Mon, Sep 5, 2011
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sarahlee310:

pantslessprogressive:

Education vs. Prisons: Shifting Priorities

That is totally depressing.  As long as we allow the blue to go down, the green will invariably go up.

The two have nothing to do with each other. One might as well compare spending on schools with spending on hospitals. 
Also missing from the analysis: Results of spending.
E.g.:
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/chart-of-the-day-federal-ed-spending/
and
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/20/AR2008062002276.html
Excerpt:

For many reasons, including better policing and more incarceration, Americans feel, and are, safer. The New York Times has not recently repeated such amusing headlines as “Crime Keeps on Falling, But Prisons Keep on Filling” (1997), “Prison Population Growing Although Crime Rate Drops” (1998), “Number in Prison Grows Despite Crime Reduction” (2000) and “More Inmates, Despite Slight Drop in Crime” (2003).

sarahlee310:

pantslessprogressive:

Education vs. Prisons: Shifting Priorities

That is totally depressing.  As long as we allow the blue to go down, the green will invariably go up.

The two have nothing to do with each other. One might as well compare spending on schools with spending on hospitals. 

Also missing from the analysis: Results of spending.

E.g.:

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/chart-of-the-day-federal-ed-spending/

and

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/20/AR2008062002276.html

Excerpt:

For many reasons, including better policing and more incarceration, Americans feel, and are, safer. The New York Times has not recently repeated such amusing headlines as “Crime Keeps on Falling, But Prisons Keep on Filling” (1997), “Prison Population Growing Although Crime Rate Drops” (1998), “Number in Prison Grows Despite Crime Reduction” (2000) and “More Inmates, Despite Slight Drop in Crime” (2003).

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

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