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Projections of Education Statistics to 2015

Section 6. Expenditures of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: Introduction

Current expenditures and average annual teacher salaries in public elementary and secondary schools are both projected to increase in constant dollars between school years 2002–03 and 2015–16, with current expenditures projected to increase more rapidly.

Three alternative sets of projections

Middle, low, and high sets of projections were made for total current expenditures, current expenditures per pupil, and teacher salaries.

Assumptions underlying the projections

Each set of projections is based on alternative assumptions concerning economic growth and assistance by state governments to local governments. For more details, see appendix A Acrobat PDF File (368 KB).

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