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Earthy
06-13-2007, 02:53 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/05/24/usa.education.spending.reut/

U.S. spends average of $8,701 per pupil on education

HU? Where does the money go?

SoonerMama
06-14-2007, 12:00 AM
My guess is administration and assessment. In other words, not to anywhere it would make a positive difference.

Earthy
06-18-2007, 09:20 PM
Yep, that's too bad.

Deena
06-18-2007, 09:45 PM
I wish it came to me! What I could do with that much per student of mine!!! :D

KrisRV
06-19-2007, 04:33 PM
I agree Deena, I can't understand why we don't get the money for our children. I could sure use it.

I know Andy's sister had a handicap child and to keep her out of the home the state paid her to take of her.

Well why don't they pay me for homeschooling my girls?

crazymama
06-19-2007, 04:45 PM
Oh my wow... I could give all of my kids top of the line educations for just half of that!! That is still bargin shopping like I do, and reselling but still! That is such a waste of my husbands hard earned tax dollars!

momothem
06-19-2007, 08:50 PM
Yeah, I'd love some kind of voucher system (but without ANY gov't interference.)

Trish
06-20-2007, 06:10 AM
That would be the problem gov't interfence. I could really give Vicki an education with kind of money a year. I just don't the gov't telling me what to do.

the sneaky mama
06-20-2007, 06:11 AM
The $ goes towards upkeep of buildings and classrooms, paying salaries, administrative costs and of course assessments.

I am in favor of tax incentives for homeschoolers who own homes but I'm not in favor of voucher programs etc. for homeschoolers. LOL--that's very political of me this early in the morning.

And oh my goodness--what I couldn't do with approximately $40,000 per year to educate my kids!