Schools of Hard Knocks


| November/December 2001


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Government spending has been directed toward prisons and away from higher education for several years now, reports Mother Jones (July/Aug. 2001). Some states stand out in the race to incarcerate, with huge shifts in spending from education to prisons in the past 20 years. Alaska leads the way, having increased per capita spending on prisons since 1980 by $67.83 and cut higher education spending by $241.29, a gap of $309.12. The top 10:

1. Alaska$309.12
2. Washington, D.C.$290.40
3. Arizona$110.53
4. New York$109.45
5. Oregon$102.13
6. California$93.49
7. Montana$87.23
8. Michigan$84.22
9. Wisconsin$78.53
10. South Carolina$52.81

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