Education is wonderful, everybody can learn something from it. Here in Colorado, for example, our budget is busting with more spending than receipts. Ask the pols for cuts, and they tell you things like 90% of the budget is entitlements that can't be touched. Well, if you cant adjust them, then maybe you could eliminate them. If the funding is all that important, then bring it back, at a lower level, and as a discretionary item.
What's interesting is a study of expenditures on education, the most sacred of sacred cows, by professor Mark Perry. Think spending more helps?
Not so you'd notice. The implication here is that at least since 1970, anything you spend over $5500/student is probably wasted. For myself, I've known this since about 1980 when comparing notes at the aerospace company I worked at showed that Iowa, while spending $7000/student produced more sharp engineers than New York, at $11,000/student.
While having an Olympic-sized swimming pool, imported dance instructors, and reserved parking with outlets for the EVs the students and faculty drive to school is nice, you get more bang for your buck by piling on homework, and informing the students that if they don't do it this year, they'll be doing it again next year. And no athletic eligibility for anyone repeating a grade.