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A comparison of spending in schools and prisons.

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The amount spent per student in public school education averages at just over $9,000. The exact figures according to Public Education Finances: 2006 is $9,138 spent on average per student in the United States.
The nces.ed.gov web link below puts the amount at over $9,500.

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The amount per child spent on public school education compared to pre-schools and prisons. It needs to be about 300 words with references.

The amount spent per student in public school education averages at just over $9,000. The exact figures according to Public Education Finances: 2006 is $9,138 spent on average per student in the United States.
The nces.ed.gov web link below puts the amount at over $9,500.
http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/education-spending-per-pupil-apples-to-apples/
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_spe_per_pri_sch_stu-spending-per-primary-school-student
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_spe_per_sec_sch_stu-spending-per-secondary-school-student
http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=66

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This is a discussion regarding the spending by the government on public education versus the prison system. Over 350 words of original text along with links to important websites with additional information.

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