Been going on for so long these people think it is The Law!
Don't know about you but my kid could read going INTO first gtade before any teacher had her ... If my kid was in said 2/3 we would be reading after dinner and the chores could wait ...
Yes it is which is why most teachers send their children to private schools!
The large increase in per student spending in many states was largely due to reorganizations to better accommodate students with disabilities. Some of these students cost $50,000 or more per year to educate and accommodate, so the averages don't mean a lot unless you know how many students are in this population.