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Fri., Feb. 21, 2014, 1:14 p.m.

Idaho 50th In Per-Pupil Spending

Idaho ranked next to last, again, in per-pupil school spending, according to a new report issued by U.S. Census Bureau. In 2010-11, Idaho’s per-pupil spending came in at $6,824, placing No. 50 among the states and the District of Columbia. Only Utah ranked lower, at $6,212 per pupil. Idaho’s per-pupil spending came in 35.4 percent lower than the national average of $10,560. In addition, 2010-11 was sixth successive year that Idaho has ranked No. 50 in per-pupil spending. “I think it’s important information; I don’t take it lightly,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said in an interview Tuesday/Kevin Richert, IdahoED News. More here.

Question: I don't think we can catch Utah for the bottom run until the end of Butch Otter's next term. Do you?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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