Funding for Education in Oklahoma has historically been low. But depending on who you ask—the dollar amount that the state spends varies widely. As do our national rankings.
One lawmaker is fed up with the confusion and is pushing a bill through the legislature to nail it down.
If you divide 4.9 billion by 631,000, what do you get?
Oklahoma’s per pupil expenditure. Or, the amount of money the state spent on each kid’s education in 2013.
In short, that’s $7,740 according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
That’s low by national standards. In fact, it puts Oklahoma at 49th out of 50 states according to the US Census Bureau.