Sir G. DOYLE
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can now give any further information as to the public expenditure on education in the United States of America?
§ Lord E. PERCY
In my answer of the 19th February, I stated that the total expenditure from public funds on public elementary and high schools, normal schools and State universities in the United States of America for 1919–20, as estimated by the Bureau of Education, was 1,156,639,804 dollars, that is, 10.94 dollars per head of population. I cannot give exactly comparable figures 2507W for any later year, but it is estimated by the Bureau that between 1920 and 1922 the expenditure on public schools, that is, public elementary and high schools (excluding normal schools and State universities and excluding debt services) increased by 46 per cent The expenditure on these schools in 1919–20 was 1,036,000,000 dollars, or 9.8 dollars per head of population. The estimated expenditure on them in 1921–22 was 1,526,000,000 dollars, or 14.4 dollars per head of population