hechinger report

Per pupil spending has decreased sharply, by 40% per child from 1994 to 2014.
State officials relinquish millions of dollars that could fix the problems
Decentralization Can Make Cost-Cutting More Difficult At the opposite end, the college's adherence to state and federal regulation
Still, they dodged the most controversial issues.
Adult college students are struggling too.
“I wanted kids who could be critical thinkers. They just want kids who can work at Walmart and the other big corporations that give them money.”