Tag: education spending


Democrats Have Lost Public Confidence on Education, but Republicans Haven’t Gained It

April 25, 2022

Via: Education Next

Going back a half century or more, Democrats have generally enjoyed a substantial lead on education. The party’s broad support for more education spending, outspoken embrace of public education, and close ties to teachers unions and the education establishment have […]


Manchin Just Downsized the Democrats’ Massive Education Spending Plans

September 22, 2021

Via: Education Next

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., may have just blown a gaping hole in the education community’s hopes for supersized new federal outlays. Here’s the deal: Democrats control a 50-50 U.S. Senate by dint of Vice President Harris’ tie-breaking vote, when they […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

How I’d Spend $800 Million

July 6, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Imagine if higher education had an additional $800 million to spend on its most pressing collective challenges. How might we spend that money? That’s nowhere near enough to eliminate student debt, nor enough to ensure that small, regional and urban […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State lawmakers wrestle with scope and timing of higher ed budget cuts

May 28, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Nearly all public universities can expect big budget cuts in the coming year, but officials in different states are taking vastly different approaches for determining how big those reductions will be and what they will mean for faculty, staff and […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

50 States of Ed Policy: Education bills under consideration in 2020

December 23, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In the past week, Congress managed to pass a federal spending bill to avert a government shutdown, provide a $1.3 billion in education spending for 2020, and pass legislation mandating $255 million in funding for historically black colleges and universities […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Schools increasingly underfunded as state funding demand grows, study finds

August 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Six states that faced teacher strikes last year — Arizona, California, Colorado, North Carolina, Oklahoma and West Virginia — have had only small increases in education spending since the 1980s when compared to other states. State and local spending grew […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Report: 38 states upped K-12 spending in fiscal 2019

December 21, 2018

Via: Education Dive

As districts and schools continue to struggle with inequities such as the homework gap and insufficient technology programs, stakeholders have pushed for all schools to have access to more resources, whether technological or otherwise. And in order to get them, […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Kansas Schools Face Shutdown Over Funding Impasse

June 3, 2016

Via: Education News

Kansas school districts could possibly be looking at a shutdown after June 30 if the Legislature does not make changes to the way the state plans its education spending. The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in the case of Gannon vs. […]