Subject educators to fiscal scrutiny

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Per California Department of Education, we spend an average of $8,853 per year per student. The average teacher, same website, makes $67,932 per year. If you have 20 students per classroom that is $177,060 per year per class and $221,325 if the class size is 25. Where does the $109,128 or $153,393 difference between the gross classroom amount and the teacher’s salary go? Now, I realize these are averages and will vary by classroom, district etc. but the basic question still is valid. There are no debt payments on the property, there is maintenance, upgrades, additions, utilities etc. that come out of this figure. Before we state we need more money to fund education, is it not reasonable to ask for a line by line accounting of where the current funds go? We put corporate America under tremendous scrutiny and rightfully so, based on past experience. Do superintendents and top-level managers (CEOs of the districts) have the same level of scrutiny? They need to be accountable to report to the shareholders (parents and taxpayers) on the financial performance and condition of their company. Perhaps this already happens and I am not aware of it. If so, can someone direct me to the site that discloses this? Raymond Tan, Auburn