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Projections of Education Statistics to 2017

NCES 2008-078
September 2008

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

Current expenditures of public elementary and secondary schools are projected to increase in constant dollars between school years 2004–05, the last year of actual data, and 2017–18.

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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