Utah’s K-12 Education Funding Effort Still Dropping

November 28, 2016 – Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Changes to Utah’s tax rates and structure as well as the allocation of revenue dedicated to public schools has meant a decline in funding effort for K-12 education in Utah.

A new report released today by Utah Foundation, an independent, non-partisan public policy research group, shows the funding effort – defined as dollars spend for K-12 education per $1,000 of personal income – has dropped from 7th place in the nation in 1995 to 37th place among the states today.

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