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ERIC Number: ED507357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 53
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
Private Schooling in the U.S.: Expenditures, Supply, and Policy Implications
Baker, Bruce D.
Education Policy Research Unit
This report provides a first-of-its-kind descriptive summary of private school expenditures. It includes comparisons of expenditures among different types and affiliations of private schools, and it also compares those expenditures with public school expenditures for districts in the same state and labor market. Results indicate that (1) the less-regulated private school sector is more varied in many key features (teacher attributes, pay and school expenditures) than the more highly regulated public schooling sector; (2) these private school variations align and are largely explained by affiliation--primarily religious affiliation--alone; and (3) a ranking of school sectors by average spending correlates well with a ranking of those sectors by average standardized test scores. (Contains 5 tables and 22 figures.)
Education Policy Research Unit. Arizona State University, Division of Advanced Studies in Education Policy, Leadership, and Curriculum, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, P.O. Box 872411, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-1886; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice
Authoring Institution: Arizona State University, Education Policy Research Unit; University of Colorado at Boulder, Education and the Public Interest Center