School Spending Per Student Down in 2010-2011

Source: Adrienne Lu, Stateline, July 16, 2013

Schools spent less money per student in the 2010-2011 academic year than they did the year before, even though revenues increased, according to a new report. The National Center for Education Statistics found that after adjusting for inflation, state and local revenues per pupil increased by 0.2 percent nationwide while spending dropped by 1.6 percent. …
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Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2010–11 (Fiscal Year 2011)
Source: Stephen Q. Cornman, Jumaane Young, Kenneth C. Herrell, National Center for Education Statistics, NCES 2013342, July 2013

This First Look report presents state-level data on revenues by source and expenditures by function for public elementary and secondary education for school year 2010-11. Part of the Common Core of Data (CCD), this report presents data submitted annually to NCES by state education agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.