Tag Archives: wasteful spending

Examining decades of growth in K-12 education spending

Excessive Spending 101

Did you know –

the teacher to non-teacher ratio in Texas public schools is basically one non- teacher for every teacher, a 1:1 ratio !

total Texas public school expenditures increased 334.5 percent from 1987 to 2007, an increase of 142 percent when adjusting for inflation.

Texas’ per-pupil costs increased from $3,659 in 1987 to $11,024 in 2007, a 66 percent increase when adjusted for inflation.

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Why does City continue to spend money it doesn’t have –

by Eric Matthews

One of the agenda items during last week’s city council meeting was impact fees. Most folks that spoke were in favor of impact fees and there were some good points raised on both sides of the issue.

What I found puzzling was the fact that the City can on the one hand talk about the importance of keeping impact fees and then on the other hand continue to spend money on outside consultants.

As you recall in my post on this blog after the Sept, 22, 2009 council meeting I stated the City had spent over $3.3 million of your tax dollars on various fees paid to outside firms for consulting, feasibility studies, and work projects from Oct 2008 to Sept 2009.

Examples of those were as follows:

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