Overview of Southern States Primary and Secondary Education Financing

Education often is the primary concern for legislators in the United States. During the past 50 years, the responsibility of the states to provide a fulfilling education for every one of its children has increased dramatically. Within the Southern Legislative Conference, it is most often the state government that carries the heaviest financial burden for providing the proper foundation, environment, and standards for the future leaders of its territory and the greater nation.

This report focuses specifically on eight key statistics and issues of the 16 Southern states: Financial Overview, Expenditures, Division of Total Student Body, Special Groups, Sources of Local  Revenue for Public School Systems, State Contribution toward K-12 Education, Historical Court Cases, and Recent Legislation.

 

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Overview of Southern States Primary and Secondary Education Financing