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Analysis: Arizona Spends $4000 Less Per Student Than National Average

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School districts on average spend $12,000 on each student each year across the country.

That’s according to an analysisby NPR. The review found the average primary and unified district in Arizona spent just shy of $8,000 per student. Pearl Chang Esau, president and CEO of the education group Expect More Arizona, spoke more about those numbers.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.