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New Analysis Debunks Criticisms of Public School Spending

Proponents of school choice were vocal about school spending in the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature, implying that public schools are wasting public dollars on administrative costs. Competition, they say, would force public schools to spend more wisely.

Tracking the Traditional Public School Dollar by Moak, Casey and Associates spells out what Texas public school districts spend in all areas. The report indicates that 79 percent of basic educational costs are collectively spent on instruction, most of that to pay for salaries and benefits for teachers. Districts spend relatively modestly to cover overhead and administrative personnel costs (12 and 9 percent, respectively).

Moak, Casey and Associates is a firm of Texas school finance and accountability experts.

June 26, 2017