Well, it’s never really the right time to decrease your investment in schools, but Kentucky has seen its investment in schools decrease at a time when the economy is in greatest need of improvements in education.
That’s the conclusion drawn by the Kentucky Center on Economic Policy in this study.
With a decrease in per pupil spending of nearly $500 since 2008, Kentucky can ill afford NOT to invest additional dollars in schools this session.
It’s an election year, so maybe that will motivate lawmakers to do the right thing and start getting education dollars moving in the right direction again.
Yes, revenue and budget priorities are tricky issues — but nothing is more important than keeping Kentucky’s schools moving forward.
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