According to a new report published by the Cato Institute, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction does a poor job of reporting financial information about public schools.

Although North Carolina earned a failing grade, it did not receive one of the lowest overall scores.  In fact, the state tied for 33rd out of 50 states.

Here is a breakdown of the scoring:

Per Pupil Expenditures 16.50 / 45
Total Expenditure Data 20.00 / 30
Average Salary Data 5.00 / 10
Public Accessibility 15.00 / 15
Total Score 56.50 / 100

Obviously, the “Public Accessibility” measure was the one bright spot.