The Georgia Insider, an e-newsletter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s top weekly news in state politics and issues, referenced the Center for State and Local Finance’s (CSLF) recent rankings report on June 24, 2015.
The e-newsletter listed its “stat of the week” as $9,402, the amount spent per pupil in state and local funding in Georgia during the 2011-2012 school year. This put Georgia at No. 34 for state and local per-pupil funding for Pre-K to 12th grade.
This data comes from CSLF’s June publication, “Georgia’s Ranking Among the States: Budget, Taxes and Other Indicators,” which looks at 34 comparisons focusing on state and local government revenue and expenditures, as well as functional areas, such as education, health and transportation.
The report is also referenced in a June 15 article on education spending by the AJC’s Ty Tagami.
It is the first in an intended annual publication by CSLF.