Basic Facts About Education

There are few institutions in the United States as large and diverse as our public education system.

As of 2009, for example, the public K-12 system included more than 17,800 districts educating more than 49 million students, which accounts for about 16 percent of the U.S. population. Below is a fact sheet providing some basic facts about public education in the U.S. and its structure.

The Facts

  • Basic Facts about Education [PDF, Word]

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