Since the chart below has both the total budget for four school districts and the number of enrolled students, we thought we'd do some quick division and find the per-pupil-expenditures of each. Here we go:
- Philadelphia: $16,161
- New York City: $19,909
- Chicago: $12,927
- Boston: $14,589
We're not sure that this changes the case Phil Goldsmith makes about administrator compensation one way or the other -- for these numbers to mean a lot, we think you'd have to consider them in the context of student outcomes, which is beyond the scope of this here blog post. But it's a number worth keeping in mind.