Letters, Feb. 1, 1954

Utah Schools


... It is hardly a sign of malnutrition that Utah ranks 37th in the U.S. in the amount spent on each [school] pupil [TIME, Jan. 11]. That is exactly where we rank with other states in our ability to support public schools, as measured by the total personal income per enrolled pupil . . . Despite our low rank in ability to support education, we nevertheless lead the nation in our efforts to do so, as measured by the percentage of personal income devoted to our schools. Comparison of the amount expended per school child is not always a good...

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