Friday, September 14, 2007

Utah dead last in per-student spending

If you ask people in Utah they will tell you that children are a blessing. But sometimes the little buggers can be a curse, especially when it comes time to educate them. A confluence of forces have kept Utah's education funding in the toilet, and now the Beehive State has come in dead last in per-student spending.

Utah still last on ed funds
(Deseret Morning News, September 12 2007)

Take a state with a monolithic republican legislature that is hell-bent on tax cuts, add millions of acres of federal land that can't be taxed, and add a religion that promotes vociferous reproduction and you have a recipe for anemic education funding.

To learn more on the subject check out the Utah Foundation and check out their latest report

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