Most States Spend Less Per Student Now Than Before the Recession

Most states are spending less per student this year than when the recession hit.

Teachers protest state education funding cuts in Los Angeles in 2011. Most states are spending less per student in 2013-14 than when the recession first hit.
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"I think in the heightened sensitivities of the tighter economic climate, that those conversations are going to probably continue to grow," Soifer says. "This is a good way to frame lots of broader conversations and I think the questions of how we look at reform moving forward are definitely underscored by these findings."

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