April 23, 2013

Taxpayers spend $25,737 per pupil on Bomb Brothers' public school

From Boston Magazine:
Boston’s Best Schools 2012: Top of the Class 
By Patrick Doyle (ed) | Boston Magazine | September 2012

Highest Per-Pupil Spending (by District) 
1. Minuteman High School $28,962
2. Cambridge Rindge & Latin School $25,737
3. Blue Hills Regional Technical School $20,948
4. Norfolk County Agricultural High School $20,380
5. Waltham High School     $18,960 

Bold is my emphasis.
The old educational equation was simple: Spend more money—on teacher salaries, technology, administration, sports, clubs—and students will perform better. But after reviewing the data from Massachusetts high schools, our statistician, George Recck, found no significant correlation between a school’s level of spending and its final ranking. In other words, it seems likely that higher spending doesn’t automatically equal better results.

Highest Percentage of Students Achieving Proficiency (Scoring 3-5) on AP Exams 
1. Concord-Carlisle Regional High School 98.7%
2. Acton-Boxborough Regional High School 97.4%
3. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School 95.8%
4. Lexington High School 95.2%
4. Newton South High School 95.2% 
... Still, when students ace AP tests, it shows that the teachers are strong and the kids are motivated—great indicators of a high-performing school.

By the way, it's easy to confuse Cambridge Ridnge & Latin School with Boston Latin, the famous entrance exam-only school. In reality, despite its imposing name, Cambridge Ridnge & Latin is just Cambridge's regular high school, open to all students who happen to live in Cambridge.
Lowest Student-Teacher Ratio 
1. North Shore Technical High School 8.7 : 1
1. Minuteman High School 8.7 : 1
1. Salem Academy Charter School 8.7 : 1
4. Greater Lawrence Technical High School 9.1 : 1
5. Cambridge Rindge & Latin School 9.4 : 1

Thanks, suckers! See you in Hell.
Dzokhar Tsarnaev, Class of '11

20 comments:

Chief Seattle said...

Go CCHS!

Anonymous said...

1. Minuteman High School $28,962
2. Cambridge Rindge & Latin School $25,737
3. Blue Hills Regional Technical School $20,948
4. Norfolk County Agricultural High School $20,380
5. Waltham High School $18,960

Their main curriculum:

HATE WHITE CONSERVATIVES AND REJOICE THAT SCUM GOP CAN NEVER TAKE BACK THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF MASSIVE IMMIGRATION.

Anonymous said...

America really needs to treat her immigrants better. Maybe they just need some teachers who can relate to them better, like more Chechen immigrants to help them feel less alienated. And we could spend some money on more empathetic teachers, like Amanda Palmer to teach them creative writing.

Anonymous said...

Blue city liberals teach immigrant kids and blacks to hate evil right-wing white America, but blacks and immigrants often can't tell apart nice goody white libs from evil 'racist' white cons.

So, black mobs often attack white libs, and immigrant kids blew up blue Boston.

Blue bled red.

Maybe this is why white libs are getting more vocal in their support of Obama and etc. They want blacks and others to get message that "we white libs are on your side and should be left alone, and you blacks and immigrants should hate, rob, and kill evil conservative whites."

NYT sure gloated about the mutilation-murder of Eugene Terreblanche.
And lib whites loved DJANGO that sent a loud message to blacks that good white liberal(the 'german guy')are on their side and that it's white 'racist' southerners/cons who should be killed by the bushel.

Amanda Palmer has nothing on this.

Anonymous said...

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/04/there-are-almost-no-chechens-in-the-united-states-heres-why/275195/

I must say chechens are a handsome people.

Anonymous said...

For so long, American education, media, and Hollywood vilified two people the most:

white right 'evil' racist scum who are 'less evolved' and to be seen as vermin.

muslim scum who are nothing but terrorists, enemies of Israel, and sexual kidnappers of white girls.

looks like muslims struck back first.

chechens really fought the russian empire.

americans only fantasized it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_I4WgBfETc

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3DvUVSrh-Y

chechenvy

Anonymous said...

Let me see:

Dzhokhar was a popular stoner at an elite prep school. His parents broke up, his father split the country, and the son seems to have adopted the strongly ethnic nationalist views of his father.

Sounds like I've heard this story before but can't quite place it.

Anononymous said...

The average wage is $42,000.
If you had two children, schooling would cost $51,000.
You could hire a tutor to teach your children full time in your house with a teacher ratio of two, and have $9,000 left over.

Anonymous said...

Per pupil, PER YEAR!!

(Great captcha, gotta use it as my new moniker: tedurab castor.

Cail Corishev said...

But after reviewing the data from Massachusetts high schools, our statistician, George Recck, found no significant correlation between a school’s level of spending and its final ranking.

How do they get away with calling this news? Bill Bennett had a study done that showed this when he was Reagan's Education Secretary thirty years ago. (I think that one might have actually showed an inverse relationship between spending and results.)

Why do I know that, but someone writing about education for a major newspaper doesn't?

Anonymous said...

"Dzhokhar was a popular stoner at an elite prep school."

Name sounds preppy but Cambridge Rindge and Latin is a public school.

If Joker really wanted the power to destroy America he should have followed Obama's trail of candy wrappers to Occidental, then let himself be swept along by the prevailing winds of affirmative action (in his case, for Muslims).

Anonymous said...

The amount of money Americans pay for schooling is *astonishing*.

To put it into some perspective, I live in Hong Kong, one of the world's most expensive cities, where the famous British public school Harrow has just opened a new campus to cater to the scions of the richest of the rich from HK and mainland China. The yearly fees: just over USD20K, i.e. a 20% discount on young BB's government institution.

Anonymous said...

Quick follow up -- another way of looking at it: in HK 20K gets you Harrow; in MA it gets you Norfolk County Agricultural High School.

Hmmm.

ben tillman said...

Wow.

Twenty-five students per teacher, so that's $625,000 per teacher. Obviously, the facilities and utilities cost something, and administration takes a bite, but that still leaves more than $550,000 per teacher.

Obviously, more than 80% of the money is being wasted on pointless bureaucrats.

Anonymous said...

Boston magazine is as piss-poor a lefty rag as you'll find. The Boston Public Schools spend more than $20K per pupil, but that doesn't fit The Narrative, so they fiddle it.

The best schools for the AP scores, as you can deduce from the names, are the ones in the leafy burbclaves northwest of the city with two-acre zoning and not enough people to justify having their own school in town, so they partner with the neighboring leafy burbclave. You could throw a blanket over Acton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln, Sudbury and Lexington, they are all that close.

The REALLY rich towns are notable from their absence; in places like Weston and Wellesley the public schools are for the few people who can afford St. Pauls's or Philips Andover.

About CR & L: there were two public schools in Cambridge back in the day, Rindge Tech for the underclass and Cambridge Latin for the white kids. The libs merged them in 1977 when the Busing Wars were at their height and the same libs were pulling their kids out of the public schools.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I'm glad to see my alma mater make it to the Highest Percentage of Students Scoring 3-5 on AP Exams. I will explain what makes these five schools so great to the out-of-towners who are curious:

1. Concord-Carlisle: UC/UMC SWPL Whitopia. There is a large concentration of old-money blue blood types and also UMC ppl here.
2. Acton-Boxborough: 80% MMC Whitopia, 20% new-money and UMC Eastern European/East Asian/South Asian STEM families. The high test scores and elite university acceptances are almost entirely due to the Eastern Europeans/East Asians/South Asian kids with STEM parents. This makes AB unlike CC or LS. (White American kids at CC and LS can actually pull their own weight, unlike at AB where they depend on the immigrant kids for test scores/uni acceptances)
3. Lincoln-Sudbury: UMC SWPL Whitopia.
4. Lexington: 60-75% UMC SWPL Whitopia, 25-40% new-money East Asian STEM families.
4. Newton South: I have no idea because I did not attend this school and I don't have any friends who did.

Looking back at this, it seems like the recipe for having a good school is to have 60-95% UC/UMC White American kids who come from high income, high education, nuclear families and 5%-40% Eastern European/East Asian/South Asian immigrant kids who also come from high income, high education, nuclear families.




jody said...

"Their main curriculum:"

haha yeah, i was thinking the same thing. the humorously named minuteman high school probably teaches the students to be minutemen of a different sort: constantly on watch for compliance with cultural marxism.

the US is turning into something grotesque. like some kind of frankenstein monster, shambling forward, all it's founding principles inverted and turned into agents designed to destroy them instead.

rob said...

Anonymous said...
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/04/there-are-almost-no-chechens-in-the-united-states-heres-why/275195/

I must say chechens are a handsome people.


Male Chechens don't do very much that's productive. Like the hoe-farming (hah!) or Female-farming societies in Africa that make for hot, violent, lazy men. Well, women in female farming societies breed men the way they want 'em. The women are prolly butt-ugly.

The number of women that are dejected because the younger terrorist won't be able to penis them is truly sad.

Whiskey, now you can take the day off.

James Kabala said...

"the humorously named minuteman high school probably teaches the students to be minutemen of a different sort: constantly on watch for compliance with cultural marxism."

Actually, Minuteman High School, like two of the other members of that top five, is a vocational school.