Writes Terence P. Jeffrey on “D.C. Public Schools Spend $30K Per Student; Only 23% of 8th Graders Proficient in Reading“, CNS News, (September 16, 2020):

The public elementary and secondary schools in the District of Columbia spent $30,115 per pupil during the 2016-2017 school year, according to Table 236.75 in the Department of Education’s “Digest of Education Statistics.”

But only 23% of the eighth graders in the D.C.┬ápublic schools were proficient or better in reading in 2019, according to the department’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, tests.

Similarly, only 23% of eighth graders in the district’s public schools were proficient or better in mathematics.

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