Local Funding


I think Al will be glad to see Kevin Carey correcting the view that “Schools are mostly funded locally.” Instead, he points to a table demonstrating that schools get 40+ percent of their money from local sources, a slightly larger amount from state sources, and a small amount (around eight percent on average, but I think this varies quite a bit) from the federal government.

That’s still a lot of local funding, and I wonder how much of the non-local stuff is for disabled kids or whatever rather than “regular” programming, but it’s not “most.”