State spending on K-12 rises slightly in 2017, despite headwinds
from Education Week
State spending on K-12 education rose over the past year despite lackluster tax collections, as budgets continue to tick upward from the abyss of the Great Recession. Funding in the states for education increased by 4 percent in fiscal 2017, a bump from 2.9 percent a year before, according to a report by the National Association of State Budget Officers. "K-12 is one of the last areas states want to cut. They see the value of it," said Brian Sigritz, the association's director of state fiscal studies, in an interview.
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