A few words from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from last week: “We will fight to protect our increased investment in K-12 education.”

A few words from Betsy DeVos, U.S. secretary of education, from last week: “Throwing money at the problem isn’t the solution.”

Of babies and bathwaters, fuel and futilities. And the state budget, federal policy, and the election Tuesday of a state superintendent of public instruction for the next four years.

The money arguments in education are hot, important, and, on several fronts, heading toward decisive points. Let’s look at several.

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