GOP Math on Education Funding Doesn’t Add Up

On December 10, 2015, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities¬†published a report entitled¬†Most States Have Cut School Funding, and Some Continue Cutting. I discovered it from Scott McLeod’s tweet:

According to this report:

  • When adjusted for inflation, the state of Iowa has only increased total state funding per student by 0.04% from 2008-2014.
  • When adjusted for inflation, the current state formula funding per student is 6.2% lower in the current school year (2015-2016, FY2016) than prior to the recession (2007-2008, FY2008).

Those are pretty serious issues. Continue reading