I was looking at the webpage of a local school board and found that the budget for keeping all the schools open is over $128,000,000 per year. The school board serves over 24,000 students, which comes to a per student cost of $5300.00 per year.
Then I went to a local college homepage and took a look at the cost of sending a student to college for one semester. It breaks down like this:
Student Association 133.50
Health Services 25.00
Student Insurance 9.50
Parking fee 45.00
Total one semester $2051.60
Total two semesters $4103.20
So, I wonder, why is the local school board so much more ineffecient than the local college? It costs $5300 to send a kid to public school, but only $4100.00 to send a kid to college? What a deal. Even if we have to buy books for the college student, we still come out ahead at the college.