We continue to throw money at the problem, and the problem is only getting worse. The unions are getting filthy rich at the expense of children and their future: Public school per-student spending is at an all-time high. Nationally, average per-pupil spending exceeds $11,400 this year. SAT scores are at a 40-year low. This is only one marker of where the education system stands. Burke reminds us that graduation rates have been stagnant since the 1970s, reading and math achievement has been virtually flat over the same time period, and American students still rank in the middle of the pack compared to their international peers. Morning Bell: Hollywood Steps Up in "Won't Back Down"