“Wisconsin spent $12,740 per student on public elementary and secondary education in 2020, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s almost 6 percent below the national average and ranks 25th in the nation for 2020.
“Sara Shaw, senior education policy researcher for the Wisconsin Policy Forum, said Wisconsin only fell one ranking from 2019. But she said the decrease is the continuation of a larger trend over the last two decades.
“In 2002, Wisconsin had the 11th highest per-pupil spending in the country.”
- Wisconsin Policy Forum: Wisconsin’s Ranks in School Spending, Tax Burden Fall Together
- Wisconsin Public Radio: Public school spending in Wisconsin saw third-slowest growth in nation