for education. Washington DC, a place of high murder and drug use, spends $27000/pupil. The US overall spends about $10000/pupil. Edit: $ title should have read $8700/pupil. Yet the neo rads on this site say we need to spend more to get our kids educated. We spend about 6% of our GDP on education. That would place us only behind Denmark Sweden and Finland in the Western World. If you include private spending we would be #1. So it ain't money, you neo rads. We can all agree that education is a prime tool in overall well being but we spend more than anyone. Why?