Education

Since 2000, spending per public school student increased 22% to $12,000, adjusting for inflation.

State and local governments direct 99.7% of K-12 spending.

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Education

Two-thirds of 8th graders are not proficient in math and reading.

Nearly four out of five Black and Hispanic 8th graders are not proficient in these areas.

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Education

Two out of three high school graduates attend college.

Sixty percent of students at four-year colleges graduate within six years, and 32% of students at two-year colleges graduate within four years.

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Education

College tuition averaged $23,835 in 2016, nearly double the cost in 1993, adjusting for inflation.

Government and institutions awarded students an average of $11,810 in grant aid in 2016, also almost twice the 1993 average, adjusting for inflation.

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Education

People with a bachelor’s degree earn 64% more than those with just a high school diploma.

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Education

More than a third of the adult population has a bachelor’s degree or higher.

That is 72% higher than in 1990.

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