PPA 601 Foundations of Public Administration
January 13, 2014
Fact; The U.S. Constitution leaves the responsibility for public K-12 education with the states. Fact; Total taxpayer investment in K-12 education in the United States for the 2004-05 school year is estimated to be $536 billion. Fact; States and localities are the primary sources of K-12 education funding and always have been. Fact; K-12 education is funded at the federal level through a variety of laws and programs. Fact; Federal funding for two main federal K-12 education programs, will have increased by $9.3 billion since 2001 under the president's proposed budget. Fact; Most federal funds are sent directly to states and local school districts for their use in schools.
The children in this country are our future; and we have to nurture them to ensure their future as well as ours. The funding is there to ensure the proper education for our kids so that one day they will take the rings and run the country when we all retire. The way the funds are distributed are not put into every state equally or as it should be, we are going to explain the policy issue, assess the funding situation, and analyze the impact of insufficient funding on stakeholders.
The National Report Card rates the 50 states on the basis of four separate, but interrelated, “fairness indicators” funding level, funding distribution, state fiscal effort, and public school coverage. Using a thorough statistical analysis, the Report provides the most in-depth analysis to date of state education finance systems and school funding fairness across the nation. The Second Edition updates the National Report Card using the most recent data available, from 2006 through 2009(School funding fair, 2012).
According: to School funding fair A national report card, 2012; The most recent results show that many states continue to unfairly allocate education funding...