| September 19, 2011
Fewer than 1 in 4 Oklahomans satisfied with public education’s ROI
The respected survey firm SoonerPoll recently asked Oklahomans: “According to official state data, education spending in Oklahoma is approximately $8,400 per student. Are taxpayers getting a good return on their investment of $8,400 per student per year?”
Only 23 percent of respondents said yes, while 62 percent said no.
This $8,400 figure comes from the “official” government data. If voters knew the real cost of education—which, as OCPA has demonstrated, is north of $10,000 per student—one suspects the return-on-investment results would be even lower.