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Mon July 27, 2009

Education Funding

Oklahoma City, OK – Report: Oklahoma low in student spending

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A report by the U.S. Census Bureau says Oklahoma spends more money per public school student than only four other states.

The figures released Monday show Oklahoma spent $7,420 per pupil during the 2006-2007 academic year to rank fifth-lowest in the nation.

The Oklahoman reported from its Washington bureau that only Arizona, Tennessee, Idaho and Utah spent less per student.

Oklahoma public schools had nearly $5.5 billion in revenue in the 2006-2007 school year. About $2.8 billion came from the state, $2 billion from local governments and nearly $651 million from the federal government.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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