Government spending on public education

<b>$600 million</b><br>
<br>
Funds requested by the U.S. Department of Education for their 2009 education goals.<br>
<br>
<b>$9,138</b><br>
<br>
The per-pupil expenditure on public elementary and secondary education nationally in 2006. New York spent the most among states or state equivalents ($14,884), followed by New Jersey ($14,630) and the District of Columbia ($13,446). Utah spent the least per student ($5,437), followed by Idaho ($6,440) and Arizona ($6,472).<br>
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Credit: The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Census Bureau
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$600 million

Funds requested by the U.S. Department of Education for their 2009 education goals.

$9,138

The per-pupil expenditure on public elementary and secondary education nationally in 2006. New York spent the most among states or state equivalents ($14,884), followed by New Jersey ($14,630) and the District of Columbia ($13,446). Utah spent the least per student ($5,437), followed by Idaho ($6,440) and Arizona ($6,472).

Credit: The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Census Bureau

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