Texas ranks 49th in per student spending

Texas ranks 49th in the nation in spending per student, according to research compiled by the National Education Association.

The professional organization put the state third to last in the ranking with the other states and Washington, D.C.

Arizona and Nevada spent less per child on education, according to the research, which was presented in a Texas State Teachers Association news release.

Texas spent about $8,400 per student this school year, more than $3,000 less than the national average, according to the data.

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