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School Spending in San Diego
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Submitted by jg on November 5, 2006 - 5:27pm
The San Diego Unified School District spends only 53% of its funds on "inside the classroom" items: teacher salaries, benefits, supplies, and class materials.
An additional 7% is spent on maintenance.
40% is spent on who knows what.
The state average on "inside the classroom" items is 62%. The typical Catholic school spends 80% on such.
Amazing. We need a recession/depression to force politicians' hands and clean this mess up.
When we lived in Sacramento, we sent our kids to the best elementary school in town (The Brookfield School), which was private. The campus was incredibly modest: it was a series of old classrooms on the site of a synagogue, and the classrooms were available for the school Mon.-Fri. The school spent the money on great teachers and small classes, and had strict discipline and uniforms. The place was cold and damp, and had the simple feel of an old one room schoolhouse. But, kids learned, and learned well, and the cost was less than what the state and federal authorities spend per child here in California, ~$11-12K.
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