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Census: Nation's Public Schools in the Red
The Boston Globe
According to a Census Bureau report, the nation's public school systems are sinking further into debt. In the 2002-03 school year they had over $250 billion debt -- up 11 percent from the previous year. The District of Columbia, New Jersey, and New York recorded the highest per-pupil spending, while Utah ranked last in per-pupil spending at nearly $4,900.
Census: Nation's public schools in the red
Read the Census Bureau report, "2003 Annual Survey of Local Government Finances -- School Systems" at
Report on American Schools