Republicans increase education spending again

According to data recently released by the NC Department of Public Instruction, state, local, and total per pupil expenditures (PPE) increased last year.

State funding increased slightly, $38.23 per student, while federal funding dropped by over $150 per student.  Counties upped their per student expenditure significantly, $191.51 per student.  All told, the state’s per pupil expenditure increased by about $78 per student between the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.

These figures do not include capital spending or debt service.

School Year State-Funded PPE Federal-Funded PPE Local-Funded PPE Total PPE
2012-2013 $5,399.64 $1,030.02 $2,084.55 $8,514.21
2011-2012 $5,361.41 $1,181.99 $1,893.04 $8,436.44
2010-2011 $5,161.73 $1,354.63 $1,897.93 $8,414.29

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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