Graph of the Day for April 27, 2010

Randall Hoven
"Although public schools are usually the biggest item in state and local budgets, spending figures provided by public school officials and reported in the media often leave out major costs of education and thus understate what is actually spent."  The Cato Institute, They Spend WHAT? The Real Cost of Public Schools by Adam Schaeffer.


Data source:  The Cato Institute.


Hoven's Index for April 27, 2010


Public school spending per student in Phoenix (lowest):  $12,000

In New York metro area (highest):  $24,000

School spending gap, real over reported, in Chicago (low):  23%

In Los Angeles (high):  90%

Amount spent per pupil in public schools over median private school:  93%

Data source:  The Cato Institute.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"Although public schools are usually the biggest item in state and local budgets, spending figures provided by public school officials and reported in the media often leave out major costs of education and thus understate what is actually spent."  The Cato Institute, They Spend WHAT? The Real Cost of Public Schools by Adam Schaeffer.


Data source:  The Cato Institute.


Hoven's Index for April 27, 2010


Public school spending per student in Phoenix (lowest):  $12,000

In New York metro area (highest):  $24,000

School spending gap, real over reported, in Chicago (low):  23%

In Los Angeles (high):  90%

Amount spent per pupil in public schools over median private school:  93%

Data source:  The Cato Institute.


Graph of the Day Archive.