Has anyone wondered where all the education money goes? I have. At work this week, when not otherwise busy, I slapped together some numbers as to where the money goes. As the saying goes, follow the money.
Lets start with a baseline number, $6,000 per student per year. (lowball big time).
Average students per classroom 35
Total cash per class room per year $210,000
Here is your annual classroom budget. Now lets spend some money!
Teacher - $50,000 (pay and benies)
Spent so far: $54,050
what's left: $155,950
Support staff: $25,000
Text Books: $10,000
expendable classroom supplies: $9,000
Maintance of building/classroom $5,000
here's what's left: $106,950.
Now muliply this by 40 (class rooms per school)
A 40 classroom school has 4.3 million dollars of mad money.
And this ain't enough money and they want more!