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New York Schools Spend 87 Percent Above United States Average

More money is spent per pupil on education in New York than in any other state in the country.
More money is spent per pupil on education in New York than in any other state in the country. Photo Credit: Pinterest

More money is spent per pupil on education in New York than in any other state in the country.

New York spent $20,610 per student-the most on education per pupil-in 2014 the census bureau reported, according to lohud.com.

New York has held this distinction for many years and is spending $24.8 billion on 700 school districts this fiscal year, which is a 6.5 percent increase from 2013, according to lohud.com.

Census data revealed a 4 percent increase per pupil from 2013 to 2014. Nationally there was a 2.7 percent increase in per pupil spending with $11,009 spent on average. Utah spent the least out of the other 49 states at $6,500 per pupil, according to lohud.com.

The other big-spending states from 2014 include the District of Columbia where $18,485 was spent per pupil, Alaska at $18,416, and neighboring New Jersey at $17,907 and Connecticut at $17,745, to round out the top five, according to lohud.com.

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