Nationwide per-pupil public expenditure (in constant dollars) doubled between 1960 and 1980, and doubled again by 2016. Warren’s and Sen. Bernie Sanders’s jeremiads against “greed” exempt that of teachers unions.
If you are a worker, you will see your wages grow and your purchasing power increase — your hard work will pay off. If you work hard and put in effort and make yourself more skilled, the labor market is going to reward that. That is the typical experience.