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Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education
NCES 2009-337
March 2009

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Figure 2.  Inflation-adjusted current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary education in the United States: Fiscal years 1985–2007
 
Inflation-adjusted current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary education in the United States: Fiscal years 1985–2007
NOTE: Data have been adjusted to fiscal year 2007 dollars to account for inflation using the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is published by the U.S. Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics. This price index measures the average change in inflation of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by consumers.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)," fiscal year 1985, Version 1a; fiscal year 1986, Version 1a; fiscal years 1987–2001, Version 1b; fiscal year 2002, Version 1c; fiscal years 2003–2006, Version 1b; fiscal year 2007, Version 1a.

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