Education Report Roundup

Education Trust Study Estimates Per-Pupil Spending Gaps

By Mary Ann Zehr — December 22, 2005 1 min read

“The Funding Gap 2005: Low-Income and Minority Students Shortchanged By Most States” is available from the Education Trust.

On average, states spend about $900 less per pupil on students educated in the nation’s poorest school districts than on students in the nation’s wealthiest school districts, concludes a report by the Washington-based Education Trust.

That gap in funding has stayed virtually the same over the six years that the Education Trust has studied state and local funding for schools, according to the 11-page report released Dec. 22.