A statewide non-profit is tracking how your tax dollars are being spent on education.
The study from the Beacon Center of Tennessee shows more of that money is now going to the central office and away from the classroom.
The study found of the about $10,000 spent per student in the state, less than 54 percent is directed at classroom instruction like teacher salaries, textbooks and other instructional spending.
The numbers in Knox County were very close to the state numbers with 52 percent of education spending going to the classroom.
According to the study, the rest of education money is going into the accounts of administrators.
Justin Owen, president and CEO of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, joined us in the 10 News studio with more on the findings and what they mean for education in our state. You can watch that entire conversation in the video above.