Sunday, March 13, 2005

How much is your state underfunded due to NCLB?

Joe Thomas at his site Shut Up and Teach points the way to the National Priorities Project chart showing how much each state is underfunded due to NCLB.

Here's the top 10 underfunded states (this isn't broken down per pupil, which would be a better way of estimating the impact). Anyway you look at it, the numbers are immense.

California $1,711.7 million
Texas $1,141.6 million
New York $1,044.9 million
Florida $583.3 million
Illinois $494.8 million
Pennsylvania $425.5 million
Michigan $391.5 million
Georgia $366.8 million
Ohio $354.6 million
Arizona $327.2 million

You, too, can look up your state here.