How much do Georgia school districts spend on students?

In Georgia, schools are paid for by a combination of state, federal and local taxes, with local money making up the lion’s share of spending for students.

That can cause some disparities in how much gets spent on each student.

National Public Radio and Education Week are conducting a series of stories on school spending and the difference it makes in how well students do.

They have put together a U.S., map that shows spending, district by district that you can see here. Spending in Georgia school districts range from a little over $7,000 per student per year to more than $15,000.

Eric Stirgus from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is taking a look at this issue in Georgia and will be reporting soon in a Sunday story on some of the differences he found in comparing school spending in one of Georgia’s richest counties with one of it’s poorer ones.

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