Reports Detail Recession’s Long-term Impact on Education Funding, Warns of Repeating Mistakes

Reports Detail Recession’s Long-term Impact on Education Funding, Warns of Repeating Mistakes

January 15, 2021

Two reports released recently by the Education Law Center seek to provide further context for elected officials and policymakers about the dire stakes at hand as school districts brace for budget cuts. The first report provides an analysis of state and local education funding following the Great Recession in 2008, while the second shows how varied the distribution of education dollars across states can be. ELC Executive Director David Sciarra says the reports provide timely insight for state and local leaders as they face difficult budget decisions and seek to deliver billions in federal COVID-19 relief funding as effectively as possible.