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Figure 2.  Inflation-adjusted current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary education in the United States: Fiscal years 19852008
 
Inflation-adjusted current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary education in the United States: Fiscal years 19852008

NOTE: Data have been adjusted to fiscal year 2008 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 years 1985–1986, Version 1a; fiscal years 1987–2001, Version 1b; fiscal year 2002, Version 1c; fiscal years 2003–2006, Version 1b; fiscal years 2007–2008, Version 1a; Digest of Education Statistics: 2008, retrieved March 9, 2010.




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