The issue of cost surrounds all aspects of education technology. Affluent school districts are obviously able to implement more technology in their classrooms than struggling districts. But in order to truly understand the issue, you need to take a closer look at all educational spending, from the salaries for teachers to the food students
eat at recess.
When the presidential candidates this year toss around numbers in the billions when talking about schools, it’s easy to lose track of what’s being discussed. So let’s take a look at this from a visual perspective, shall we? The below infographic provides an almost overwhelming look at the various costs associated with education.
Did you know the average monthly spending on school lunches for a single New York City school district is almost $700,000? High school seniors spend $130 million on the SAT. And when you combine the average annual salaries of all American teachers, you’re looking at $218 billion.
I hope your scroll-button on your mouse is in good working condition. You’re going to need it. Click to enlarge: