The National Education Association ranks states based on how much they spend per student in the United States. According to the latest figures, Texas is ranked 49th of all states and the District of Columbia.
The following video looks at how much public education is truly costing the tax payers and how much we need to cover these costs. The study was completed by the CATO Institute in 2010.
The video reiterates the fact that public education costs more than we even know. So what are we truly spending on education and what needs to be remedied?
Texas currently spends about $8,400 per student while the national average is $11,455. Because of this Texas public education is behind other states and the students are missing out.