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For Release — Monday, January 7, 2008

UPDATED DATA SHOW THAT NEW YORK SCHOOLS SPEND MORE THAN
ANY OTHER STATE ON A PER-PUPIL BASIS


ALBANY—Updated data on school spending and performance in New York State, compiled by The Business Council's research affiliate, show that New York spends more than any other state on schools on a per-pupil basis.

The updated data were compiled by the Public Policy Institute, The Business Council's research affiliate, and posted today to at www.ppinys.org as part of its Just the Facts compendium of data.

The data show that:

The updated data also show that New York schools receive above-average funding from federal and state sources as well as local taxes.

The higher-than-average support from federal and state sources belies the idea often advanced by pro-tax advocates show promote the notion that local taxes in New York are high because state and federal funding for schools is low.

The new tables also show that:

All tables in Just the Facts are available at www.ppinys.org/reports/JustTheFacts.html.

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