Report: New York per pupil spending averages $21,812

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report shows New York spent nearly $22,000 per student in the 2013-14 school year, with about $9,000 of that coming from the state.

The analysis released Monday by the New York State Association of School Business Officials says total education spending for the 679 public school districts topped $60 billion, about 3 percent more than the previous year.

The report says wealthier districts continue to spend more than high-needs districts. It says the disparity of more than $5,000 has remained consistent for the last five years.

U.S. Department of Education statistics put the national average at about $12,000 per student.

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