Analysis highlights shortfall in state public education funding

By Kayleigh Skinner, Mississippi Today, April 16, 2018.

A new analysis of state-by-state spending on public education found that a high school senior in Mississippi received about $33,000 less in state funding than the national average over the course of his or her public education.

Efforts to rework the state’s public education funding formula died in this year’s legislative session, but debate over appropriate school funding levels continues —and the analysis provides new insight for evaluating state spending levels.

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Credit: Mississippi Today/Graphic: US Dept of Education