In 1920 the federal government spent just under 29 million in todays dollars on education coststhat comes out to be only $1.34 per student. Today, that cost has ballooned to approximately $11,000 per student.
In the early 1990s, toy maker Mattel got into hot water for manufacturing a talking Barbie doll that warned children: “Math class is tough.” Yet 20 years later, if we could pull their string, most politicians would probably say just that.
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