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A Public Education Primer: Basic (and Sometimes Surprising) Facts about the U.S. Education System

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: July 1, 2006

This report highlights the important facts concerning the U.S. education system and how things have changed — and will continue to change — over time. The primer provides a comprehensive picture of the nation’s public schools with data about students, governance, funding, achievement, teachers, and non-instructional services.

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