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Lawmaker wants to raise per pupil funding, move Utah out of last place

Lawmaker wants to raise per pupil funding, move Utah out of last place

By lisa schencker
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jan 20, 2012 01:18PM MDT

Ten years from now, Utah could shed its last-in-the-nation ranking for per pupil funding under bills being proposed by one state lawmaker.
Sen. Ben McAdams, D-Salt Lake City, plans to run several bills this session that would gradually increase per pupil funding by $750 over 10 years, which he said would move Utah ahead of Idaho, now ranked second to last in the country for per pupil funding. Under the proposals, Utah schools would eventually get about $450 million more a year than they current...

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