Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Report: Sequestration Pain Varies among Education Agencies

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Report: Sequestration Pain Varies among Education Agencies

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The School Superintendents Association (AASA) has released a new report, "Unequal Pain: Federal Public Education Revenues, Federal Education Cuts and the Impact on Public Schools," that examines revenues for every district in the United States and urges Congress to and sequestration and end debate over federal funding of education. "Continued inaction by Congress to resolve sequestration, to complete annual appropriations, and to reconcile differences between House and Senate budget proposals means that the nation's public schools are funded at pre2004 levels--at a time when they are educating an additional five million-plus students," according to the report. "Congress must address these draconian realities if it is serious about avoiding yet another threat of shutdown/fiscal cliff and directing the country down a sustainable long-term approach to fiscal stability and growth."

AASA used "a dataset generated by data used by state education agencies, collected by the Census Bureau, and organized for access and analysis by ProximityOne," according to the report, "to examine the role of federal education funding within our nation's schools. …

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