Arizona Ranks Dead Last in Teacher Pay, Classroom Spending

| June 9, 2015

By Mike Sunnucks • Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona spends the fewest dollars per student in the U.S. on classroom instruction, teacher pay and school administration, according to a new report out today from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report also shows Arizona has the lowest amount of K-12 school funding from state sources.

The report, based in 2013 data, also shows Arizona has the lowest amount of K-12 school funding from state sources.

Overall, Arizona spent $7,208 per pupil in 2013. Only Idaho ($6,791) and Utah ($6,555) spent less.

New York ($19,818) and Alaska ($18,175) spent the most per student. California was 34th in per-pupil spending ($10,702). Arizona has long been at or near the bottom of the list.

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