Skip to comments.[NY] CITY SPENDING MORE PER STUDENT: $14,642 / YEAR
Posted on 07/20/2005 4:05:51 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
July 20, 2005 -- Education spending per New York City pupil jumped more than 15 percent in the last five years, a new report shows.
According to the city's nonpartisan Independent Budget Office, per-student spending in the city shot up to $14,642 this past school year, from $12,673 in 2000-01.
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Wow. If I had $75,000 for education this year ...
And I'm sure test scores rose by the same amount! NOT!
* $14,000 for liberal/socialist/weenie/self esteem/moral relativism indoctrination............
* $642 for the 3 r's..............if there still are 3 r's.
It cost only about 5,000 each for my grandchildren to attend an excellant private school.
Penn State only charges a little over $11,000 a year in tuition. Jeez.
$14,642 x 20 students = $292,840 that each classroom brings into the system.
Oh ....... and they learn!!!
Pretty amazing, ain't it?
Is this before or after the NY court ordered the state government to pay schools more ?
And I'll bet that figure does not take into account the state and federal funds that a system gets.
I think our county system spends around $1,750 per student but then they add in the state and federal money and it comes up to around $4,500.
That brings in around $90,000 per class room with the teacher getting around $30,000.
Private school for my youngest is $3,000 with another $1,000 in fees, misc expenses, uniforms, etc.
I assume these are the "all in" numbers, and that the unending screaming for funds will just continue.
And what kind of results are they getting?
The standard leftwing answer to poor school performance is the same as with any other statist program: throw more money at it. But a close study shows there is very little correlation between expenditures and performance.
When I hear teachers' unions decrying that State X ranks 46th in the nation on per pupil spending, I figure State X is probably getting more for the education buck than State Y that ranks 4th.
The results *are* marginally improving, but nowhere near in proportion to the money spent, and they're coming off third-worldish levels that would be hard NOT to improve upon.
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