Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Costs of Public and Private Education

The United States on average spends $10,591 to educate a student each year in our K-12 public education system. That number includes funding from federal, state, and local sources.  Utah has the lowest state per-pupil expenditure in the nation, spending $6,612 per pupil, while the District of Columbia spends the most, at $19,698.

Compared to public school expenditures, how much money is being spent by some of the most established school choice programs?

Per-Pupil Expenditure
Average Scholarship in Choice Program
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship
Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program
Washington, D.C.
D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
School choice advocates have long touted the success of educational achievement and attainment among students who participate in voucher and scholarship tax credit programs.  But school choice programs also make sense fiscally.

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG

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