Chart of the day: School costs and performance

by Ryan Streeter on July 27, 2014. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

My only quibble with this chart is that it doesn’t break down “Employees” into teachers and administrators. My guess is that you’d see an especially strong uptick in administrators driving the employee line.

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This is from Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal (pdf), released last week.

Every parent in every state should be able to view a similar chart for their state. That the spike in spending and overhead doesn’t translate into results should be a discussion around every dinner table in homes with children.