ERIC Number: ED159805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Educational Expenditures. An Interstate Comparison.
Dormandy, William L.
In this report, educational expenditures in New York State are compared with those in states having similar socioeconomic characteristics: California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Following an overview section, section 2 contains overall school cost comparisons. In 1975-76, New York spent $1,899 per pupil for public elementary and secondary schools. This amount was $256 per pupil more than California and $397 more than Illinois. Results also indicate that New York State allocated 60 percent of its total expenditures for instruction compared to 68 percent by California and 61 percent by Pennsylvania. Over the past decade, New York increased total expenditures per pupil the smallest percentage of any of the states. The third section of the report contains comparative data on school-quality-related expenditures. The data shows that New York spent more per pupil for instructional salaries than did any other state. The fourth section of the report provides comparative data on expenditures not directly related to the teaching and learning processes. For example, New York State spent $99 per pupil for transportation compared to $60 by New Jersey, $63 by Pennsylvania, and $22 by California. The final section of the report presents more detailed breakdowns of the major expenditure and staffing categories. (Author/JM)
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