That's what NHPR said this morning. That's just state aid, the town puts in more. That's a lot of dough. Say 20 kids to a classroom. Call it $180,000 total. You can hire a decent teacher for $45,000, and buy her/his healthcare for $14,000. What's the excess $121,000 going for? Building maintenance? More non teaching administrators? Pay offs?
NHPR did mention that NH spends more on education than most states. And I have noticed that most towns have really nice, quite new, school buildings. Far nicer than the tony private prep school I attended.