Our $16 Trillion Education System

To "narrow the gender gap", the US spent an EXTRA $7.3 trillion for education, only to watch SAT scores drop 98 points while the "gender gap" remained fixed.

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 If we stay on the current course, we will have spent an EXTRA $16.8 trillion for education and achieved nothing except reduced education quality FOR ALL.  
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After spending an EXTRA $7.3 trillion to educate women, we have produced women who feel "I am good at math", but whose intellectual skills are even lower on the human evolutionary scale than they were before:

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Table 31.--Total expenditures of educational institutions related to the gross
           domestic product, by level of institution:  1959-60 to 1993-94  
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            |             |           |     Total expenditures for education (amounts in millions)
            |             |           |_____________________________________________________________________
            |             |           |    All educational   | All elementary and  |     All colleges and
            |    Gross    |           |     institutions     | secondary schools   |      universities
    Year    |  domestic   |  School   |______________________|_____________________|________________________
            |   product   |   year    |          |   As a    |          |   As a   |             |   As a
            |(in billions)|           |          |  percent  |          | percent  |             | percent
            |             |           |  Amount  | of gross  |  Amount  | of gross |     Amount  | of gross
            |             |           |          | domestic  |          | domestic |             | domestic
            |             |           |          |  product  |          | product  |             | product
____________|_____________|___________|__________|___________|__________|__________|_____________|__________
     1      |      2      |     3     |     4    |     5     |     6    |     7    |       8     |    9
____________|_____________|___________|__________|___________|__________|__________|_____________|__________
1959 .......|      $494.2 | 1959-60   |  $23,860 |       4.8 |  $16,713 |      3.4 |      $7,147 |      1.4
1961 .......|       531.8 | 1961-62   |   28,503 |       5.4 |   19,673 |      3.7 |       8,830 |      1.7
1963 .......|       603.1 | 1963-64   |   34,440 |       5.7 |   22,825 |      3.8 |      11,615 |      1.9
1965 .......|       702.7 | 1965-66   |   43,682 |       6.2 |   28,048 |      4.0 |      15,634 |      2.2
1967 .......|       814.3 | 1967-68   |   55,652 |       6.8 |   35,077 |      4.3 |      20,575 |      2.5
            |             |           |          |           |          |          |             |
1969 .......|       959.5 | 1969-70   |   68,459 |       7.1 |   43,183 |      4.5 |      25,276 |      2.6
1970 .......|     1,010.7 | 1970-71   |   75,741 |       7.5 |   48,200 |      4.8 |      27,541 |      2.7
1971 .......|     1,097.2 | 1971-72   |   80,672 |       7.4 |   50,950 |      4.6 |      29,722 |      2.7
1972 .......|     1,207.0 | 1972-73   |   86,875 |       7.2 |   54,952 |      4.6 |      31,923 |      2.6
1973 .......|     1,349.6 | 1973-74   |   95,396 |       7.1 |   60,370 |      4.5 |      35,026 |      2.6
            |             |           |          |           |          |          |             |
1974 .......|     1,458.6 | 1974-75   |  108,664 |       7.4 |   68,846 |      4.7 |      39,818 |      2.7
1975 .......|     1,585.9 | 1975-76   |  118,706 |       7.5 |   75,101 |      4.7 |      43,605 |      2.7
1976 .......|     1,768.4 | 1976-77   |  126,417 |       7.1 |   79,194 |      4.5 |      47,223 |      2.7
1977 .......|     1,974.1 | 1977-78   |  137,042 |       6.9 |   86,544 |      4.4 |      50,498 |      2.6
1978 .......|     2,232.7 | 1978-79   |  148,308 |       6.6 |   93,012 |      4.2 |      55,296 |      2.5
            |             |           |          |           |          |          |             |
1979 .......|     2,488.6 | 1979-80   |  165,627 |       6.7 |  103,162 |      4.1 |      62,465 |      2.5
1980 .......|     2,708.0 | 1980-81   |  182,849 |       6.8 |  112,325 |      4.1 |      70,524 |      2.6
1981 .......|     3,030.6 | 1981-82   |  197,801 |       6.5 |  120,486 |      4.0 |      77,315 |      2.6
1982 .......|     3,149.6 | 1982-83   |  212,081 |       6.7 |  128,725 |      4.1 |      83,356 |      2.6
1983 .......|     3,405.0 | 1983-84   |  228,597 |       6.7 |  139,000 |      4.1 |      89,597 |      2.6
            |             |           |          |           |          |          |             |
1984 .......|     3,777.2 | 1984-85   |  247,657 |       6.6 |  149,400 |      4.0 |      98,257 |      2.6
1985 .......|     4,038.7 | 1985-86   |  269,485 |       6.7 |  161,800 |      4.0 |     107,685 |      2.7
1986 .......|     4,268.6 | 1986-87   |  291,974 |       6.8 |  175,200 |      4.1 |     116,774 |      2.7
1987 .......|     4,539.9 | 1987-88   |  313,375 |       6.9 |  187,999 |      4.1 |     125,376 |      2.8
1988 .......|     4,900.4 | 1988-89   |  346,883 |       7.1 |  209,377 |      4.3 |     137,506 |      2.8
            |             |           |          |           |          |          |             |
1989 .......|     5,250.8 | 1989-90   |  382,062 |       7.3 |  230,300 |      4.4 |     151,762 |      2.9
1990 .......|     5,546.1 | 1990-91 /1|  414,690 |       7.5 |  248,930 |      4.5 |     165,760 |      3.0
1991 .......|     5,722.9 | 1991-92 /2|  438,971 |       7.7 |  261,767 |      4.6 |     177,204 |      3.1
1992 .......|     6,038.5 | 1992-93 /3|  462,700 |       7.7 |  275,300 |      4.6 |     187,400 |      3.1
1993 .......|     6,377.9 | 1993-94 /3|  484,000 |       7.6 |  285,400 |      4.5 |     198,600 |      3.1
____________|_____________|___________|__________|___________|__________|__________|_____________|__________
1/ Revised from previously published data.
2/ Preliminary.
3/ Estimated.  
NOTE.--Total expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools include current expenditures,
interest on school debt, and capital outlay.  Data for private elementary and secondary schools are
estimated.  Total expenditures for colleges and universities include current-fund expenditures and
additions to plant value.  Excludes expenditures of noncollegiate postsecondary institutions.  Because of
rounding, details may not add to totals.  
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State
School Systems; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education;
Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education; Common Core of Data survey; "Financial
Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education" survey, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
(IPEDS) "Finance" survey, and unpublished data; Council of Economic Advisers, Economic Indicators; and
National Education Association, Estimates of School Statistics, various years.  (This table was prepared
June 1994.)  

 

Year

Education Cost as % GDP

Cost at 1959 Rate

Difference

1959

4.8

4.8

0.0

1960

5.1

4.8

0.3

1961

5.4

4.8

0.6

1962

5.6

4.8

0.8

1963

5.7

4.8

0.9

1964

5.9

4.8

1.1

1965

6.2

4.8

1.4

1966

6.5

4.8

1.7

1967

6.8

4.8

2.0

1968

6.9

4.8

2.1

1969

7.1

4.8

2.3

1970

7.5

4.8

2.7

1971

7.4

4.8

2.6

1972

7.2

4.8

2.4

1973

7.1

4.8

2.3

1974

7.4

4.8

2.6

1975

7.5

4.8

2.7

1976

7.1

4.8

2.3

1977

6.9

4.8

2.1

1978

6.6

4.8

1.8

1979

6.7

4.8

1.9

1980

6.8

4.8

2.0

1981

6.5

4.8

1.7

1982

6.7

4.8

1.9

1983

6.7

4.8

1.9

1984

6.6

4.8

1.8

1985

6.7

4.8

1.9

1986

6.8

4.8

2.0

1987

6.9

4.8

2.1

1988

7.1

4.8

2.3

1989

7.3

4.8

2.5

1990

7.5

4.8

2.7

1991

7.7

4.8

2.9

1992

7.7

4.8

2.9

1993

7.6

4.8

2.8

1994

7.7

4.8

2.9

1995

7.7

4.8

2.9

1996

7.8

4.8

3.0

1997

7.8

4.8

3.0

1998

7.9

4.8

3.1

1999

7.9

4.8

3.1

2000

7.9

4.8

3.1

2001

7.9

4.8

3.1

2002

8.0

4.8

3.2

2003

8.0

4.8

3.2

2004

8.1

4.8

3.3

2005

8.1

4.8

3.3

2006

8.1

4.8

3.3

2007

8.2

4.8

3.4

2008

8.2

4.8

3.4

2009

8.3

4.8

3.5

2010

8.3

4.8

3.5

2011

8.4

4.8

3.6

2012

8.4

4.8

3.6

2013

8.5

4.8

3.7

2014

8.5

4.8

3.7

2015

8.6

4.8

3.8

2016

8.6

4.8

3.8

2017

8.7

4.8

3.9

2018

8.7

4.8

3.9

2019

8.7

4.8

3.9

2020

8.8

4.8

4.0

2021

8.8

4.8

4.0

2022

8.9

4.8

4.1

2023

8.9

4.8

4.1

2024

9.0

4.8

4.2

2025

9.0

4.8

4.2

2026

9.1

4.8

4.3

2027

9.1

4.8

4.3

2028

9.2

4.8

4.4

2029

9.2

4.8

4.4

Total 1959-99

282.8

196.8

86.0

Total 1959-2029

539.0

340.8

198.2

Projection in Blue

 

Condition Education

Table 20-5 http://nces.ed.gov/pubs98/condition98/c9820d05.html

Country

Boys

Country

Girls

Netherlands

585

Australia

541

Denmark

575

Canada

540

Sweden

573

Netherlands

533

Iceland (1)

558

Sweden

531

Switzerland

555

Denmark

523

Norway (1)

555

Switzerland

522

Austria

545

Iceland (1)

514

France

544

New Zealand (1)

507

Australia

540

France

506

Canada

537

Austria

503

New Zealand (1)

536

Norway (1)

501

Slovenia

535

Slovenia

490

Germany

509

Hungary (1)

481

Italy

490

Germany

480

Russia

488

Italy

464

Czech Republic

488

Lithuania

461

Hungary (1)

485

Russia

460

Lithuania

485

US

456

US

466

Cyprus

454

Cyprus

446

Czech Republic

443

South Africa (1)

365

South Africa (1)

348