War on Poverty: Mapping Inequality
Since the 1960s, school spending across the country has skyrocketed. During the 2009-10 school year, some states, however, spent vastly more money per student than others.
Click on a state in the interactive below to highlight individual details.
The second and third charts illustrate changes in state per-pupil spending from 1969-70 to 2009-10 in inflation-adjusted dollars.
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Education Week
Reporting & Analysis: Andrew Ujifusa, Michele McNeil
Data Visualization: Doris Nhan