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What percentage of the $22 Billion taxpayers spent on public schools went to Pennsylvania cyber schools?

A. <1%

B. 5%

C. 9%

D. 11%

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The correct answer is …

<1% of public school spending (0.49%) went to cyber schools in the 2005-06 school year.

But did you know…

5% of all public school spending was for student transportation.

9% of public school spending was for facility operations.

11% of public school spending was for school construction and debt.

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