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Fact Sheets: States with Biggest K-12 Funding Cuts

November 1, 2016

At least 35 states provided less state funding per student in the 2014 school year (the most recent year available) than in the 2008 school year, before the recession took hold. This map shows nine of the ten states with the biggest cuts over that period. (The tenth state, California, is excluded because our analysis of state budget documents indicates that over the full 2008-2017 period, formula funding — the main form of state support for schools — has actually increased.) Click on a state to see its fact sheet.