Fun With Statistics: Mysterious Money
The National Center for Education Statistics is telling us that the total current expenditures in public and secondary were $8310.00 per student. (As of 2003-2004)
If we take a hypothetical class of 25 fourth-graders and multiply by $8310.00 each, we get a figure of.... $207,750.
Where does all that money go?
I know that the lion's share certainly isn't going into your local classroom teacher's pocket...
Consider going over to the NCES website and reading the whole thing.