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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for K-12 Education

Governor Kemp’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2021 provides Georgia’s public schools $10.9 billion, a $272 million increase above current funding. The largest single addition provides funding for pay raises for teachers and some non-certified school personnel that make less than $40,000 per year. Costs tied to student enrollment growth make up

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Overview of Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget

 Overview After a stretch of largely uninterrupted growth that saw state revenues climb by an annual average of 6 percent between fiscal years (FY) 2011 and 2019, many of Georgia’s agencies have been asked to make mandatory spending cuts.

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State of Education Funding in Georgia (2020)

Georgia’s public schools are funded through a law passed in 1985 called the Quality Basic Education Act, or QBE. This report offers an assessment of the state of education funding in Georgia by analyzing how it compares to prior years

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Effects of School Funding Cuts Continue to Linger

Education itself extends beyond the role of a society’s public good. It is not just morally right to ensure Georgians can access a quality education, it is economically beneficial.[1] Quality public education, when administered correctly, can improve economic outcomes for

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