EDUCATION IN AMERICA TODAY
According to the Digest of Education Statistics, the cost per pupil per year of an elementary and secondary school education in the 1969/70 school year was $6,135.
Using the Consumer Price Index (CPI), that figure was adjusted to 2014/15 dollars.
Forty-five years later, for the 2014-15 school year, that figure had risen to $14,013, or nearly 2.3 times the 1969-70 CPI-adjusted level.
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