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Media Advisory: A Punishing Decade for School Funding


Michael Leachman
Director of State Fiscal Research, CBPP

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will hold a telebriefing for journalists on Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 PM ET to discuss a new report that looks at how public investment in K-12 schools has declined dramatically in a number of states over the last decade. Even worse, most of the deepest-cutting states have also cut income tax rates, weakening their main revenue source for supporting schools.

Michael Leachman, lead author of the report and Director of State Fiscal Research at CBPP, will discuss:

  • the report’s state-by-state data, including the states that have made the most cuts from last year’s report,
  • the states providing much less funding for K-12 schools while also cutting income tax rates,
  • the damaging impact the cuts to K-12 education have on students, teachers, and future economic growth, and
  • how increasing financial support can help schools adequately develop the next generation of workers and entrepreneurs.
  • What: On-the-record press call for new report on public investment in K-12 schools
  • When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
  • Who:   CBPP Director of State Fiscal Research Michael Leachman

** This call is for media only.**

Q&A will follow the presentation.

To RSVP for the call, please register below.

The report, will be available to media under embargo on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The report — as well as the contents of the briefing — will remain under embargo until 12:01 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, November 29.