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Per-Pupil Spending

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A new U.S. Census Bureau report on school finance includes the state per-pupil spending rates for 1999-2000, ranked below by amount.

New Jersey 10,283 Nebraska 6,422
New York 10,039 Georgia 6,417
District of Columbia 9,933 Washington 6,394
Connecticut 8,800 California 6,298
Alaska 8,743 Montana 6,214
Massachusetts 8,444 Kansas 6,211
Rhode Island 8,242 Colorado 6,165
Delaware 8,030 Texas 6,145
Vermont 7,938 Missouri 6,143
Pennsylvania 7,824 South Carolina 6,114
Wisconsin 7,716 North Carolina 5,990
Michigan 7,662 Kentucky 5,922
Maine 7,595 North Dakota 5,830
Maryland 7,496 New Mexico 5,748
Wyoming 7,421 Nevada 5,736
Illinois 7,185 Florida 5,691
West Virginia 7,093 Louisiana 5,652
Minnesota 7,051 Alabama 5,601
Oregon 7,027 South Dakota 5,521
Ohio 6,999 Arkansas 5,470
Indiana 6,871 Oklahoma 5,394
Virginia 6,839 Tennessee 5,343
U.S. Average 6,835 Idaho 5,218
New Hampshire 6,742 Arizona 5,033
Iowa 6,547 Mississippi 5,014
Hawaii 6,487 Utah 4,331

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Education Finance Survey

Vol. 21, Issue 39, Page 15

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