Wyoming Spends More on Students’ Education Than Most States
On average, how much money is being spent this year to educate one student?
School funding and money for an education is a hot topic right now. These students are the future of our nation and often times if feels like that preparation for the next generation gets lost in the legislature paperwork shuffle. Every school's circumstance is different, but if you look at averages across the state, how do we measure up?
Recently, EdWeek.org crunched some numbers. They looked at the per-pupil spending in each state and graded them accordingly in their Grading the States report. Included in these results were classroom spending, administration, and teacher and staff salaries.
Wyoming received an A.
Although the Cowboy state does not spend the most on its students, that A grade is something to celebrate. After all, Education Week awarded 26 states with a failing grade. Wyoming spends an average of $17,700 on each student, which is above the national average of $12,526.
Vermont spends the most on their students with $20,795 and Utah spends the least at $7,207.