Education and Spending in America – From a Carton of Milk to College Debt

It can be difficult to imagine how the 20 cents you give your child each day for a subsidized carton of milk affects the $11 billion the federal government spends annually on school lunch. Especially during an election season a lot of numbers get thrown around and it can be hard to put them into context. One billion dollars for new technology in schools might sound like a lot until you find out that’s the same amount being spent on test preparation.

We’ve put together this infographic on education and spending to help our readers understand how their local school and their child’s education fits in the big picture of American education. We’ve divided the spending into different categories to help you keep track of how what might seem like a small number can really add up.

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