The Mass Budget and Policy Center has published an analysis of where Massachusetts is on education funding, using the FY09 funding numbers (the more recent available). A few things of note:
- Massachusetts continues to rank high in terms of both nominal per-pupil spending, ranking 7th in the nation, and cost-adjusted spending, ranking 10th
- education spending in Massachusetts as a share of the state’s economy essentially mirrored the national average in FY 2009
For all that this sounds like a report only for the ed funding geeks (I know who you are!), it's very accessibly written and raises some interesting points. Well worth reading the whole thing (about four pages).