Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Alabama K-12
8:18 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Report Ranks Alabama 2nd in School Cuts Since 2008

A report by the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says Alabama's cuts to K-12 education are the nation's second worst since the recession began.

   The Washington-based group says Alabama's investment in K-12 education has declined 20 percent since 2008, when adjusted for inflation. Only Oklahoma had deeper cuts. The study was based on 2008 because it was the last year before the recession curtailed state tax collections.

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