Breakdown of School Spending at Federal, State, Local Levels
We know that New York State leads the country in school spending per pupil. But how do those numbers break down when it comes to federal, state, and local spending? Most of the money comes from local governments through property taxes, which is how wealthier school districts are able to spend more while still getting a considerable amount from the state and federal levels. David Friedfel of the Citizens Budget Commission breaks down the numbers.
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