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Sources: Data reported annually by state education departments to the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and obtained from Digest of Education Statistics and the Elementary/Secondary Information System.
Notes: Nominal dollars for FY 1992 are converted to Real 2017 and 2019 dollars using the CPI-U for January 1992, January 2017,and January 2019 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.
|State||ACTUAL Per-student spending, FY 1992||REAL Per-student spending, FY 1992||ACTUAL Per-student spending, FY 2017||ACTUAL Average Teacher Salary, FY 1992||REAL Average Teacher Salary, FY 1992||ACTUAL Average Teacher Salary, FY 2019||Change in per-student spending||Change in avg teacher salaries||Students, FY 1992||Students, FY 2019||Change in students', 1992-2019||All staff, FY 1992||All staff, FY 2019||Chg in all staff, 1992-2019||Teachers, FY 1992||Teachers, FY 2019||Chg in teachers, 1992-2019||All other staff, FY 1992||All other staff, FY 2019||Chg in all other staff, 1992-2019||Total savings (if "changes in all other staff" matched "changes in students" assuming average compensation at $70,000 per full-time employee)||Potential teacher pay raises (if "changes in all other staff" matched "changes in students")||Number of students who can receive $8,000 ESAs (if "changes in all other staff" matched "changes in students")|