A friend sent me this post by Freddie deBoer (another Substack blog (newsletter?)) on education spending and asked my thoughts. It’s a dense post with a lot of claims that seemed incongruent, so I had to read it several times and chase down links to verify them. It seems like he subsequently added a note clarifying that the title and the post didn’t align well. Anyhow, I thought I’d give some perspective, both as a principal who’s charged with spending a multimillion-dollar budget and as a person who likes reading about education policy.