More Money for Schools

January 17, 2001 1 min read

Federal spending for K-12 education has increased almost 50 percent during President Clinton’s tenure, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank. The share of funds devoted to Title I dropped as the federal government added new initiatives to wire classrooms to the Internet and reduce class sizes, among other priorities.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Appropriations History Table

A version of this article appeared in the January 17, 2001 edition of Education Week as More Money for Schools