Report: Utah Still Spends Least on Students

Report: Utah Still Spends Least on Students

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(KSL News) -- A new report shows Utah is the lowest in the nation when it comes to spending money on students.

The US Census Bureau report says Utah's spending per student was $4,890 in 2002. And the state would have to boost spending by more than $300-million to move out of last place.

Utah's low per-pupil spending often is blamed on its high birth rate. And the state Office of Education says Utah is actually near the middle in education spending in regard to personal income.

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