Your school district is lying to you

March 15, 2010

Tito found this video at Big Government, in which a Cato Institute education analyst shows how the figures for spending per student released by school districts grossly underestimates the true cost of public education:

As the spokesman asks, how can parents effectively evaluate their children’s education if they don’t know the cost? This makes a good case for vouchers, too, since, if the crappy public school costs as much as a good private school, why not just give the parents the money to send their child to a good school, instead?