NC spent nearly $9,200 per student last year

Over the weekend, the NC Department of Public Instruction released financial data for the 2014-15 school year.

When you include state ($5,638), federal ($1,005), local ($2,133), and 5-year average capital ($406) dollars, the state’s per-pupil expenditure totaled $9,182 last year.

In addition, 85 of North Carolina’s 115 school districts spent more than $9,000/student on operating and capital expenses.  No district spent less than $7,300 per student.

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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