Money: Magnets For Everyone (Just $46B)
How much would it cost to give every kid in the US the same quality education offered at magnet schools? A cool $46 billion, according to the Money Chart (see left).The source is a 2010 Bob Frahm story about controversy surrounding magnets in Connecticut, which are described by an educator in the story as public schools with private school quality. In Connecticut alone, the number of such schools has risen from 8 to 61 over the past 15 years. The funding system is complex and inequitable.