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MAKING THE GRADE: Idaho's per pupil spending puts us in second-to-last place

Idaho spends just under $7,500 per child.
Posted at 5:11 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 19:11:32-04

BOISE, Idaho — When it comes to spending money on our kids' education, Idaho ranks almost dead last.

The Census Bureau released a new report on per-pupil spending. The national average was $12,200 for every student.

Idaho spends just under $7,500 per child. That means for every dollar spent per-pupil nationally, Idaho spends 61 cents.

The only state spending less money on its students than Idaho is Utah.