What is the average annual spending for each public school classroom in the United States?
Per data from the U.S. Department of Education, governments spend an average of $15,621 for every student enrolled in K-12 public schools, and the average class size is 22.6 students. That amounts to an average of $353,028 in spending for each public school classroom in the United States. This figure doesn't include state government spending on administration, the unfunded liabilities of pensions for government employees, and the costs of post-employment non-pension benefits (like health insurance). Scientific surveys conducted by Just Facts and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University reveal that voters greatly underestimate public school spending.
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