Education is always in the public spotlight. There are many misunderstandings out there concerning what is happening in the classroom. While education in America may seem standardized, there are a wide variety of student experiences that happen across the country. The infographic below takes a look at some interesting statistics about education in America. The data is mostly from 2007, but it gives you a good idea of what’s going on in education here in the US. The data and infogragic below is from Katie Lepi: http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/education-in-america-facts/
Did You Know?
- The public high school graduation rate is 73.4%
- 55,394,000: the total number of students enrolled in elementary and secondary schools
- 3,632,000: the number of elementary and secondary teachers
- That is 15.25 students per teacher on average nationwide
- The average expenditure per student is $10, 615
- $50,816: the average public school teacher salary
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Infographic and data from Katie Lepi: http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/education-in-america-facts/