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Vermont School Spending

As a percentage of the Vermont economy, education spending has remained remarkably steady since the early 1990s. Should it be dropping along with the 1 percent yearly decline in enrollment? Perhaps. But remember: Education costs include health care, whose growth until recently has far outpaced the economy’s. Regardless of the number of pupils, Vermont’s public education costs are neither “skyrocketing” nor “out of control.”