K-12 education funding: Most states at levels lower than pre-recession, cut spending this year

Most states have cut state funding for schools this year, and a majority of states are funding K-12 education at levels lower than before the recession, after adjusting for inflation, the Huffington Post reports. A survey published Thursday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities examined 46 states–where 95 percent of the country’s elementary and secondary students reside. Delaware, Idaho, Indiana and Washington were excluded because the way they report funding data makes historical comparisons difficult, the researchers note. Of the states studied, 37 have trimmed K-12 educational funding since last year, after adjusting for inflation–19 of those states cut funding by more than 5 percent…

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