CATO: Spending On Public Education 44% Higher Than Reported.
Video and written report shows that actual per pupil spending in many school districts is much higher than reported. For Houston:
the average real per-pupil spending figure of over $12,200 is 49 percent higher than the $8,200 the districts claim to spend. Real public school spending is 30 percent higher than the estimated median private school spending average of $9,400 (Figure 6)