So the new SAT scores are out. After increasing per-student spending more 40 percent since the mid-1990s, SAT scores are exactly where they stood then. It’s hard to know whose getting the worst deal, our kids or our taxpayers. To make matters worse, our SAT scores are falling even further behind the rest of the nation.

The Dallas Morning News is reporting Texas’ SAT scores this year came in at 993 — 505 in math and 488 in reading — out of a top score of 1600. The national average is 515 for math and 502 for reading, or 1017 overall.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."