Skip to comments.DC Schools: $29,349 Per Pupil, 83% Not Proficient in Reading
Posted on 05/15/2014 6:40:50 PM PDT by grundle
The public schools in Washington, D.C., spent $29,349 per pupil in the 2010-2011 school year, according to the latest data from National Center for Education Statistics, but in 2013 fully 83 percent of the eighth graders in these schools were not "proficient" in reading and 81 percent were not "proficient" in math.
In 2013, students nationwide took NAEP reading and math tests. When the NCES listed the scores of public-school eighth graders in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, D.C. came in last in both subjects.
D.C. eighth graders scored an average of 248 out of 500 in reading, and Mississippi finished next to last with an average of 253.
Only 17 percent of D.C. 8th graders rated "proficient" or better in reading.
The NCES database indicates that in the 2010-2011 school year, Washington, D.C. public schools spent a total of $29,349 per pupil, ranking No. 1 in spending per pupil among the 21 large cities in the TUDA.
Congress ought to give every family in Washington, D.C., a choice of whether or not they want a government school to spend this money on behalf of their children. The D.C. public school system should be required to provide every family in the district with school-age children with a voucher for each child that is worth every penny the district now spends per pupil in its public schools. Families should be able to use that voucher at any school they want, anywhere they want.
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We can’t expect the “youth” to be acting white in school, can we???? They gotta keep it real.
A high performing black student usually ends up getting a beat-down from the rest.That’s a big chunk of the terrible overall ratings of inner city schools.
Note that (roughly) $30K per student means $750K for a 25-student classroom.
Let’s say the teacher’s compensation package totals $150K for the year.
Where’s the other $600K go?
That leaves half a million dollars a year for books, teaching materials and field trips. Send the kids to Paris on a field trip and you've still got $400,000 left.
What are they doing with all that money????
I can see why Obama abolished the DC school choice program. He wanted to help the children. How could they get a decent private school education for say, half of that, or $15k/yr/?
I thought the ‘RATS said “the children” don’t need to know how to read or write. They have “smart phones” to do that for them now.
Administration. The DC public schools have 100 times as many adminstrators per-pupil as the archdiocese of Washington.
Yes. 100 times as many.
and they purposely teach a bunch of PC nonsense too
Average IQ in DC is 95. Per the interwebs.
Inner city public schools are jobs programs for blacks. Their last priority is the education of children. A very common discovery in these schools is that many of the employees are never at the schools, they just collect a paycheck.
A new Superintendent in Kansas City required all school employees to report to the school on payday to pick up their paper check. You have never heard such a hue and cry and the payroll took a big and sudden dip. That guy didn’t last long.
It’s a big scam and the Administrators, teachers, parents, and politicians could care less.
Sidwell Friends is only $35k/yr.
If the taxpayers would just dig a little deeper, they could all go with Malaria and Sharia.
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Pension fund,union dues,community action,Al and Jesse?
$29K per student indicates absolute corruption in the system.
And the Republicans can’t do anything with this. “Oh we don’t want to sound like we want to cut spending on education! “ oy.
They grow up in houses with no books. What do people expect?
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