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Governor:Scott Walker
State Superintendent:Tony Evers
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:871,432
Number of school districts:470
Number of public schools:2,309
Number of public school teachers:58,376
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,186
Percent minority students:28.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:41.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.8%
Percent of English-language learners:4.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:45.4%
8th grade math:40.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.9%
8th grade reading:39.0%

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Education aid can account for up to half of a state's budget, and it's a subject of heated debate, especially in places dealing with budget shortfalls and court orders.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week

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