Report: Kentucky spends 35th most on child education; Indiana ranks 36th

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(WEHT) – A study by HeyTutor found that Kentucky spends the 35th most on child education on all US states.

The study used data from the US Census Bureau, the National Center for Education Statistics, and the Nation’s Report Card to analyze spending and academic performance.

Here’s a look at Kentucky’s stats:

• Total spending per student: $10,121
• Instructional spending per student: $5,795
• Support services spending per student: $3,659
• Total spending: $6.99 billion
• Average teacher salary: $52,339
• Graduation rate: 89.7%
• Academic performance: Below average

Here’s a look at the same stats for the entire US:
• Total spending per student: $12,201
• Instructional spending per student: $7,406
• Support services spending per student: $4,292
• Total spending: $610.30 billion
• Average teacher salary: $58,950
• Graduation rate: 84.6%
• Academic performance: N/A

Indiana spent 36th most and Illinois spent 12th most.

Here’s a look at Indiana’s stats:

  • Total spending per student: $10,045
  • Instructional spending per student: $5,814
  • Support services spending per student: $3,728
  • Total spending: $10.16 billion
  • Average teacher salary: $50,554
  • Graduation rate: 83.8%
  • Academic performance: Significantly above average

Click here to read the full study.

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(This story was originally published on December 3, 2019)

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