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Education in America

The Social Institution and Its Funding

Jeffrey Zullo

on 26 April 2011

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Education in America Why Public Education? Americans enjoy the benefits of living in an educated society. Draws people from around the world Education prevents dominance of one group over another Literate people can
think and reason In some countries, only the wealthy can afford schooling. The wealthy and educated control commerce. WHERE DO SCHOOLS GET MONEY? 3 to 3.5 % from the Federal Government 13% from State of Ohio 83% from North Olmsted property taxes Local populations may be economically disadvantaged - therefore they spend little on education. Suburban populations tend to be from a higher socio-economic class and have higher property values which translates to more $ For Every $100,000 of property value see chart $2,318.13 is paid by residential property owner

$2,933.94 is paid by commercial property owner Property owners pay the same taxes no matter how many children they have in schools. It costs approximately $10,000 to educate a child per year. WHAT?!
Most of the expense is services. 80-85% for personnel. Transportation. Extra-curriculars. A relatively small amount is for paper and chalk. A typical textbook costs $75-$100
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