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Proof That Don McIntire Is Not Satan

Don as I knew him

With the news of the death of Don McIntire, author of Measure 5 in Oregon, the left is once again coming out of the woodwork with the perennial complaint that M5 is solely responsible for the sorry state of our schools. Here now is proof positive that spending is not the problem. M5 did NOT cause state revenues to fall. Revenues have gone way up; state government has expanded to ridiculous dimensions. Spending has skyrocketed, while enrollment in Portland Public Schools has FALLEN. Guess what? Throwing money at the schools doesn’t solve our problems!

(h/t Craig Flynn for compiling these numbers)

State General Fund — Biennium—General Fund

2009-11—13,397,500,000
2007-09—13,954,704,763
2005-07—11,642,121,143
2003-05—10,223,197,575
2001-03—9,596,365,878
1999-01—10,096,582,724
1997-99—8,784,540,824
1995-97—7,426,952,308
1993-95—6,410,108,376
1991-93—5,504,746,408
1989-91—4,532,487,260
1987-89—3,739,180,142

Oregon All Funds Budgets — Biennium– Total All Funds

2007-09—-$48,005,409,654
2005-07—-$43,220,555,200
2003-05—-$38,743,009,114
2001-03—-$35,508,990,712
1999-01—-$30,462,319,439
1997-99—-$27,308,692,023
1995-97—-$23,218,655,377
1993-95—-$20,042,060,862
1991-93—-$17,866,757,268
1989-91—-$15,174,994,031
1987-89—-$12,570,014,958

(courtesy of the office of State Senator Larry George)

Here are the school funding numbers from the (apparently impotent) Tax Supervising & Conservation Commission of Multnomah County, Oregon:

TSCC
TOTAL RESOURCES
Portland public schools

93-94   329,952,870
94-95   315,356,672
95-96   314,837,067
96-97   323,482,996
97-98   332,000,000
98-99   349,141,718
99-00   353,982,808
00-01   368,832,799
01-02   367,030,983
02-03   ?
03-04   ?
05-06    $558,507,485
06-07    $578,117,607
07-08    $600,811,192
08-09    $607,980,135

Average Daily Enrollment – ADMr*
94-95    56,899
95-96    57,266
96-97   58,022
97-98   56,583
98-99   49,532
99-00   48,900
00-01   48,411
01-02   47,424
02-03   ?
03-04   ?
05-6      43,410.4
06-7      42,730.1
07-8      42,463.1
08-9      41,860.0

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