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

Vol. 33, Issue 18