Poverty | Very little of the thousands spent per pupil in New York City actually makes it to the classroom
by Alisa Harris
Posted 3/14/09, 12:00 am
Kay, a New York City public-school teacher, and her six disabled students get one box of Kleenex every two months. In a state that is running a deficit to spend $14,884 to educate each pupil, Kay's school still has to ration paper towels, cleaning wipes, and soap. "I have some broken crayons, lots of construction paper, and they give out glue and markers," Kay said. "But that's about the extent of it."