Arizona State and Local Governments' Elementary and Secondary Education Expenditures Per Student Per $1,000 of Per Capita Personal Income
Total public funding for elementary and secondary education has declined since the mid-1990s. Spending is measured per pupil. The "per $1,000 of per capita income" measure automatically adjusts for inflation and per capita economic growth. The Census Bureau data are the public-sector totals, including revenues from the state land trust, Proposition 301 (a voter-approved increase in the sales tax rate to benefit education), and any local government sources. The Census Bureau data include capital outlays and all other expenditures (current operations).