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Table 43
Per-Student Spending in Public Schools, 1998
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Alaska $10,650   27 Montana $6,237
2 New Jersey 10,427 28 Georgia 6,177
3 NEW YORK $9,812 29 Florida 6,137
4 Connecticut 9,218 30 Hawaii 6,127
5 Delaware 8,576 31 New Mexico 5,865
6 Rhode Island 8,429 32 Nebraska 5,846
7 Vermont 7,925 33 North Carolina 5,830
8 Massachusetts 7,861 34 Iowa 5,713
9 Pennsylvania 7,752 35 Colorado 5,704
10 Michigan 7,673 36 Nevada 5,601
11 Maryland 7,375 37 Missouri 5,597
12 Wisconsin 7,272 38 Tennessee 5,591
13 West Virginia 7,110 39 South Carolina 5,555
14 Maine 7,106 40 California 5,345
15 Minnesota 6,727 41 Arkansas 5,222
16 Oregon 6,719 42 Louisiana 5,194
17 Indiana 6,642 43 South Dakota 5,166
18 Virginia 6,569 44 Alabama 5,110
19 New Hampshire 6,556 45 North Dakota 4,978
20 Ohio 6,539 46 Idaho 4,973
21 Washington 6,488 47 Arizona 4,937
22 Illinois 6,363 48 Mississippi 4,732
23 Kansas 6,348 49 Oklahoma 4,634
24 Wyoming 6,312 50 Utah 3,900
25 Texas 6,291 U.S. average $6,548
26 Kentucky 6,283 N.Y.S. % above avg. 49.8%
Source: National Education Association
From 1987 to 1996, New York increased per-student spending
on public schools by 9.6% in inflation-adjusted terms.

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