Friday, April 15, 2011

Footnote to “Government schools and budgets…”

We posted this item just yesterday:

It contained this passage:

Those levels of compensation help explain why per-pupil school costs have risen substantially over the past 50 years. In 1960-61, public schools spent $2,769 per student, a figure that now totals over $10,000 in real, inflation-adjusted dollars.

Let me give you a frame of reference for the Brunswick School Department: for the current school year, per student spending is in the $13,000 range, and the budget proposals on the table are heading for $14,000 per student.

I know, I know, Maine is different, and Brunswick is really different.

You got that right, Pilgrim.  And the numbers  prove it.

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