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State K-12 Funding Cuts Are Deep and Widespread

October 5, 2011 at 2:10 PM
BY
Phil Oliff

Thirty of the 46 states for which data are available are spending less per pupil on K-12 education (after inflation) than they did before the recession, according to a report we'll issue tomorrow. In 17 of those states, funding is more than 10 percent below the 2008 level, adjusted for inflation; in 4 of the states, funding is off by more than 20 percent (see graph).
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We'll provide more details on the report -- which updates this analysis -- tomorrow.