Monday, August 28, 2006

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.
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