Irvington Union Free School District
2008 - 2009
per pupil: $26,792
projected enrollment: 1840
per pupil: $27,722.32
Over the weekend I talked to a friend I hadn't seen in a while.
She and her husband spend each school night getting their child through homework the child is not able to do alone. Then, each morning, they give their child a math quiz. Dad has a Ph.D. in a math-related field so he knows what math is and what kids must do to learn it.
Irvington teachers don't give math quizzes. Nor do they, as a rule, collect and correct homework. Providing distributed practice isn't their job.
I would like to know how high our per pupil spending would be if you included the tutoring fees and the lost salary of parents who are teaching instead of working.