More on Those State K-12 Funding Cuts

September 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm

As I explained last week, our new survey finds that the vast majority of states for which we have data are cutting K-12 education funding this year.  Here’s what the per-pupil funding cuts look like in dollar terms.  More than half of the states in our survey cut funding by over $200 per student.

In many states, these cuts come on top of previous rounds of cuts since the recession hit.  As a result, per-pupil funding in 17 of the 24 states in our survey is below pre-recession levels, in inflation-adjusted dollars, and in 9 of those 24 states, the decline exceeds $500.

Print Friendly

More About Phil Oliff

Phil Oliff

Oliff joined the Center as a Policy Analyst with the State Fiscal Project and his work includes tracking state revenue collections and property tax issues, among other areas.

Full bio | Blog Archive | Research archive at

Your Comment

Comment Policy:

Thank you for joining the conversation about important policy issues. Comments are limited to 1,500 characters and are subject to approval and moderation. We reserve the right to remove comments that:

  • are injurious, defamatory, profane, off-topic or inappropriate;
  • contain personal attacks or racist, sexist, homophobic, or other slurs;
  • solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites or to sell products or services;
  • may infringe the copyright or intellectual property rights of others or other applicable laws or regulations; or
  • are otherwise inconsistent with the goals of this blog.

Posted comments do not necessarily represent the views of the CBPP and do not constitute official endorsement by CBPP. Please note that comments will be approved during the Center's business hours. If you have questions, please contact

− 2 = two

 characters available