Alabama's state K-12 funding cuts since 2008 are nation's second deepest

Alabama's cuts to state K-12 education funding since the start of the Great Recession have been the nation's second worst, according to a new study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The cuts have slowed Alabama's economic recovery and could hurt the state's future economic growth, ACPP executive director Kimble Forrister said.

"Education opens the doors of opportunity for hundreds of thousands of low-income Alabamians," Forrister said. "We can't strengthen our state's economy by eroding our foundation for economic growth."

Read ACPP's news release here.

Read the full report here.

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