FACTSHEET: 2013-2015 North Carolina budget short-changes students, teachers and public education

August 2013

North Carolina has made severe cuts to funding for local school districts since the start of the recession. The budget approved for the 2014 school year continues that trend and fails to fund public education at levels that would allow the state to maintain current service levels, let alone restore funding to pre-recession levels. Failure to adequately invest in education will only make it harder for the state to develop the skilled workforce needed to compete in today’s global economy.

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