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Federal Aid Allocated by States Uneven

educational funding

Recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education show that overall federal budget for education isn’t being equally disbursed among the states. K-12 federal funding has increased slightly since President Trump has been in office. Also Title I and Title II grants for disadvantaged students is set to decline in several states as well.

According to Education Week, the statistics look at changes in state-by-state funding between fiscal 2017 to fiscal 2019.

Overall Federal School Spending
State Increase
District of Columbia 11.5%
North Dakota 9.8%
California 8.9%
Oklahoma 8.5%


Title I Aid
Increase Decrease
Oklahoma (12%) Hawaii (8.2%)
District of Columbia (11.5%) Connecticut (4.4%)
California (9%) Michigan (3.9%)


Title II Aid
State Decrease
West Virginia  11.6%
Wisconsin  5.6%


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