As Per-Pupil Spending Pushes $30,000, Performance Plunges

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At a glance

  • Per-pupil spending in urban school systems such as New York City, Washington and Chicago are at or near $30,000.
  • Those prices spiked during the pandemic, but that hasn’t been reflected in student performance, which has cratered.

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