Nonpublic schools save the government considerable money each year by providing the same product as public schools – a quality secular education – at almost no cost to the taxpayer. But how much money do the nonpublic schools save the government?
The Center for Communal Research is proud to cooperate with Teach Coalition to provide a conservative answer to this question using the most stringent of economic models for estimating variable costs for public schools. By looking only at “variable costs” we exclude fixed costs such as administration, food service, and building maintenance expenses which – one could argue – the public schools had to spend anyway.
Applying this model to publicly available state and federal spending and enrollment data, we found that:
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