AASA Economic Study Captures Education Budgets, Calls for Scaling up Investments in Public Schools

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, today released Unequal Pain: Federal Public Education Revenues, Federal Education Cuts and the Impact on Public Schools. The latest installment in AASA’s Economic Impact Series, this report examines the most recent set of comprehensive data on education revenues for school districts across the nation.

In the wake of sequestration—the mandatory across-the-board budget cuts in federal education funding—Unequal Pain observes that districts and states have been disproportionately reliant on funding from the U.S. government. Examining the operating budgets of schools for FY2011 (the 2011-2012 school year), AASA found that federal dollars, on average, reached 11.8 percent of their revenues.

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