|Figure 20-1: Percentage change in total expenditures per student in fall enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools, by expenditure type and objects of current expenditures, in constant 2010-11 dollars: School years 1988-89 to 2008-09|
NOTE: "Current expenditures," "Capital outlay," and "Interest on school debt" are subcategories of "Total expenditures." "Salaries," "Employee benefits," "Purchased services," "Supplies," and "Tuition and other" are subcategories of "Current expenditures." Expenditures have been adjusted for the effects of inflation using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and are in 2010–11 constant dollars. For more information about the CPI and classifications of expenditures, see Appendix C – Finance. For more information about the Common Core of Data (CCD), see Appendix B – Guide to Sources.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1988–89 and 2008–09.