In the 2015-16 school year, public K-12 schools in the U.S. cost taxpayers an average of $13,847 per student. How much did private K-12 schools cost?
In the 2015-16 school year, private schools cost an average of about $7,328 per student, or roughly 47% less than the cost of public schools. The figure for private schools is comprehensive and includes all spending by private consumers, nonprofit organizations, and governments. The figure for public schools does not include the costs of state government administration, unfunded pension liabilities, and public worker post-employment benefits (like health insurance).
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