The Save our Schools rally in Washington, D.C., last month drew thousands of people from across the nation to protest the the increasing use of test-based accountability and call for increased funding for traditional public schools. Even Matt Damon showed up.
Q: How much more would you like to see going to students?
A: How much money do you think a child is worth? It’s unconditional. Children aren’t worth money.
Q: It costs…more than $10,000 dollars per student right now…
A: I’d pay a million dollars to raise my children. There’s no…set price that on a child’s life and learning…It’s not about money. It should really be about educating our children on how to survive in today’s world.
Q: But if you want the government to spend more, how much more per student do you think should go to education?
Q: A billion dollars per student?
A: Sure, why not.