Economy, Education

Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds

Arizona is losing money on its private school subsidy programs, a policy paper from the Grand Canyon Institute recently found.

Source: Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds

““(Arizona) spent $141 million to support just over 13,000 students,” lead researcher David Wells said, referring to the data from 2015 and 2016. “$10,700 per student.”

On average, taxpayer-funded private school subsidies cost an additional $4,700 — or 75 percent more per student than the $6,000 the state pays to educate a regular public school student.”

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