Spending Is Up, and So Are Interstate Disparities in States’ K-12 Education Revenues

Source: Allison Armour-Garb, Lucy Dadayan, and Thomas Gais, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, November 12, 2009

States are spending more on schools, but differences in education funding have also been growing since the 2001 recession. The current economic downturn — as well as federal stimulus funds — could widen those gaps, according to this Institute report. The result could be a growing mismatch between funding levels and student need.
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