New Education Data

The Census Bureau has released some new data, and the website 24/7.com reached into the dataset and pulled out an education comparison. Looking at overall, all-source spending per child in public schools, by state, Nevada was ranked 43rd. Here’s the study, and here’s what they said about Nevada (it’s on the fourth screen if you follow the link):

7. Nevada
> Spending per pupil: $8,222
> Total education spending: $4.1 billion (16th lowest)
> Pct. with high school diploma: 84.9% (10th lowest)
> Median household income: $49,760 (24th lowest)

Nevada spent $8,222 per student, with much of this going to support services, including logistical and administrative expenses. The state spent just $4,782 on instructional spending per pupil in fiscal year 2012, lower than all but a handful of states. Nevada’s elementary and secondary school systems received less than $10,000 per pupil in total federal, state, and local revenue in fiscal year 2012, much less than $12,331 nationwide average. Just 34% of fourth graders were proficient in math last year, much less than the 41% of U.S. fourth graders. While nearly 30% of U.S. residents had attained at least a bachelor’s degree as of 2012, just 22.4% of Nevada residents had, less than all but six other states.

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3 Comments on "New Education Data"

  • VOUCHERS NOW!

  • Ed Rowe says

    SOME OF THE PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS:
    JUNK TV RUINS MIND AND MOTIVATION
    SINGLE PARENT HOMES
    INEFFICIENCY OF HUGE BUREAUCRAT “EDUCATION” SYSTEMS
    POOR TEACHERS AND POOR TEACHING
    LET’S MOVE TOWARD COMPETITIVE PRIVATE SCHOOLS
    VOUCHERS – YES
    CHARTER SCHOOLS – YES
    NO RIFFRAFF TEACHERS LACKING MORAL SENSE
    ENCOURAGE CHURCHES TO OPERATE SCHOOLS IN THEIR SUNDAY SCHOOL FACILITIES.

    ED ROWE, LAS VEGAS

  • corey says

    Here’s an interesting detail… there aren’t many states that can claim the avg income that NV can with such a “low bachelor’s degree rate. That’s because there are decent paying jobs available in this state that isn’t so prevalent across the country, gaming, (higher end) foodservice, and precious metal mining to name a few…

    Statistics can be cited for all kinds of education problems, but what it really comes down to is how involved are parents in their children’s education? Ask any teacher if they had a choice of doubling their budget or 100% participation of the parents in their kids education, what do you think they would pick? Of course neither will happen, but the point is that educators know just as well that money will not impact the kids like parent invplvement will.

    What NV needs is a cultral shift of beliefs that parents are actually PRIMARILY responsible for their kids’ education. I’m about to have a fourth child (and can afford this one without govt assistance) and I know that we will be teaching our kids for a long time. That needs to be understood by every parent. I am responsible for my kids. The school is ancillary to my kids education, not primary!

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