by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
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.