Tennessee Makes the Lowest Investment in Schools in the Nation
Tennessee has one of the lowest overall tax burdens in the United States. While that may be a positive in some ways, it can mean less overall revenue available for public investments. However, just because our tax burden is relatively low doesn’t mean we can’t make smart choices. Policymakers could dedicate significant portions of that revenue to high return public goods — like our schools.
Instead, they just don’t.
According to a newly-released report from Education Week, Tennessee spends just 2.9%…