We found that for the fiscal year ending in 2012, Pennsylvania ranked 44th, slightly ahead of Florida, when it comes to the share of funding for elementary and secondary public school systems.
That measurement compares percentages, not total dollars spent or averages spent per student.
The U.S. Census Bureau has since released updated info for the fiscal year ending in 2013. Here is how that changes Pennsylvania’s status.
1. Pennsylvania’s rank dropped to 46 for the state share of education funding.
Pennsylvania ranked ahead of New Hampshire, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota.
2. But Pennsylvania’s percentage of funding stayed pretty much the same.
For the fiscal year ending in 2012, Pennsylvania provided 36.14. Local sources provided 55.8 percent of the funding, while federal sources provided about 8.1 percent.
For the fiscal year ending in 2013, Pennsylvania provided 36.13 percent. Local sources provided about 56.3 percent, while federal sources provided about 7.6 percent.