To go to community college, it costs the person on average $5,000 per year(book included) To go to K-12 it costs on average $10,000 per year. Why is it twice as expensive to to teach a 5 year old kindergartener how to finger paint than for someone who is taking 5 or 6 classes at the community college? Everyone seems to think K-12 is "free" but that $120,000 that was paid for each and everyone of your k-12 educations is coming from somewhere and since 99% of us went k-12, that means everyone has to pay for it. I think all the people that keep crying how we need more money for education, if they got a tax bill every year for $10,000, they would quickly find where the wasted money is going and states would not be running at such deficits. A class of 25 kids getting $250k seems a bit much especially when you are paying the teacher only around $40 or $50k per year. Where is that other $200k going? Its going to someone who is getting paid too much to do nothing.