June 14, 2010

Why Not Let the Money Follow the Child?

According to a national organization highly trusted and frequently cited by our friends at the Tulsa World, Oklahoma's K-12 spending per pupil for the  2008-09 school year was $8,814. (The real cost is actually $10,257 per pupil, but for the sake of argument let's go with the $8,814 figure.) Given that high cost, it was very interesting to see this chart in today's Tulsa World. As you can see, $8,814 can buy Oklahoma parents quite a bit in the educational marketplace. Don't be surprised if parents start getting ideas ...

Cross-posted at Choice Remarks

1 comment:

  1. The travesty is that even if parents do start getting ideas, they'll be paying the $4-16K private school tuition IN ADDITION to their hefty contribution to the $8800 for public school students. That makes private schools an unaffordable option for most parents. The government knows how to keep families captive to their product.