In honor of National School Choice Week, let’s review this excellent tutorial from Cato Institution’s Adam Schaeffer on the true cost of public education: 

As Schaeffer points out in the video, due to dishonest accounting, the District of Columbia reports that it spends around $17,000 on each student’s education.  The real cost is over $28,000.  For that, DC parents could be sending their kids to some of DC’s best private schools–alongside the Obama children. 

Watch this important (and somewhat infuriating) video if you want to understand what school choice is really about.