How Much For A Diploma?
A bumper sticker says, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Most people agree on the value of education. The Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank in Raleigh, N.C., just completed a study of the cost. How much does it take to provide a K-12 education?
How about $122,478 ?
That’s median per-pupil expense for thirteen years in the ten largest school districts in our state – and it doesn’t count the cost of buildings and buses, only the operating expense.
It puts another perspective on property taxes, private school tuition, and the hidden impact of homeschooling, doesn’t it?