- North Dakota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Idaho and South Dakota all receive at least 20% of their K-12 funding from the federal government--well above the average of 13% received by most states.
- The over $1 billion in K-12 budget cuts from the sequestration will heavily impact programs like Title I, Impact Aid and school improvement initiatives in these states.
- K-12 education money makes up a significant portion of the $500 billion being cut by sequestration, with 4% of the cuts coming from that sector.
From the article:
... The reductions in K-12 spending, part of the 5 percent across-the-board reductions in non-defense spending known as sequestration, will be particularly painful in North Dakota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Idaho and South Dakota—the five states that rely most heavily on federal education money. ...