Ga. Education Spending Below Average

June 29, 2010  |  

(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — Georgia was below the national average for education spending per student, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. The Peach State spent $9,788 per student during the 2007-08 school year, compared with the national average of $10,259.

Of the money Georgia spends on its students, 45.2 percent comes from state revenue, while 47.1 percent comes from local taxes and 7.9 percent comes from the federal government

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