This week, AFP-Kansas had a new TV ad hit the airwaves discussing education spending facts. How are we spending so much on education while education dollars aren’t necessarily getting into the classroom?
Watch it here:
- Last year Kansas taxpayers spent more than $12,000 for every student, Kindergarten through 12th grade. (http://www.kansaspolicy.org/ResearchCenters/Education/EducationDataWarehouse/d97240.aspx?type=view)
- Teacher salaries in Kansas average less than $48,000 per year. (http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1870)
- Less than 60 percent of education dollars actually go to the classroom. (http://cpfs.ksde.org/cpfs/)
- Since 1993, Kansas added more than 4,600 new teachers, but for every two new teachers in that time frame, we added five non-teaching staff members. (http://www.kansaspolicy.org/KPIBlog/110091.aspx)