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Projections of Education Statistics to 2016
NCES 2008-060
December 2007

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

Current expenditures in public elementary and secondary schools are projected to increase in constant dollars between school years 2003–04, the last year of actual data, and 2016–17.

Three alternative sets of projections

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

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.

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