Tax Policy Center

Fiscal Facts

January 15, 2024
In FY 2021, state and local governments spent a combined $756 billion on K-12 education, which was 21% of their total direct general expenditures. Connecticut and Georgia (each 27%) spent the largest share of their combined budgets, while Hawaii (13%) spe
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In FY 2021, state and local governments spent a combined $756 billion on K-12 education, which was 21% of their total direct general expenditures. Connecticut and Georgia (each 27%) spent the largest share of their combined budgets, while Hawaii (13%) spent the smallest share.