If you want to get One Grip Higher, follow don’t be like Washington State.

Consider the implications of the following tweet by @Alliance4Ed from earlier this week. “Ponder these WA stats: Annual expenditure per prisoner: $34,452. Annual expenditure per public school pupil: $7,984.”

That is a terrifying statistic! That is a ratio of over 4:1 spent on prisons over education.  Can you even imagine the ramifications if Washington State would reverse that ratio… in a generation they could probably eliminate overcrowding in the prisons.  Imagine what could be done if they began to look for ways to solve the problems before they began, rather than after the fact.

We won’t fix the prison problem with more resources in the prisons.  We fix the prison problem with more resources in the schools.

Are you focused on fixing or preventing problems? The more time you can spend preventing them the better off you will be!

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