Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Another view on the cost of public education

I found Seven Not-So-Fun Facts About the Costs of Public Education worth reading.  Mike Antonucci sets the stage with:

For many years we have expressed education expenditures as “per-pupil spending.” This is a reasonably good way to frame the numbers, though controversy sometimes arises over what is included and what isn’t. The following is a list of different angles on the same spending. All the figures cited are for 2010, courtesy of the National Center of Education Statistics, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the U.S. Census Bureau.

The statistic I found most depressing was:

6) The average American employee thus works almost one hour every day to fund public schools.

Hat tip: Instapundit

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