Item: Idaho near the bottom in education spending/Bill Roberts, Idaho Statesman
More Info: Idaho ranks near the bottom of the country in the amount of money it spends per student on public elementary and secondary education, a new study shows. Idaho ranked 49th, trailed only by Utah, in 2007-08, according to the study from the U.S. Census Bureau. The state put in $6,931 per student that year. Utah spent $5,765. New York spent the most: $17,173. When the states are ranked based on every $1,000 of personal income, Idaho rises to 41st. Utah is 25th. New York is fifth.