All About Education in America

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  • How Many Students Are There?
  • Who Is Teaching Them?
  • How Much Is Spent on Education
  • What Are Students Being Taught?
  • Dressed for Success
  • How Safe Is My Child?
  • Jump Start on College Courses
  • What Is the Cost of College?
  • How Can I Get Financial Help?
  • After Investing in College, How Many Will Graduate?
  • Are the Costs of College Worth It?
  • Facts and Figures on the Nation's School System

How Much Is Spent on Education?

The average teacher in a public school earned about $56,000 for the school year that ended in 2011, according NCES. However, teacher salaries are just a fraction of annual education expenses. NCES says $591 billion will be spent during the new school year, which averages $11,810 per student.

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