The $9.7 billion Georgia is investing in education in 2014 accounts for more than half of all state expenses. Still, Georgia’s investment in education is falling, even as its expectations of what they will accomplish are rising. The education section of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s Budget Primer explains how the state’s chronic underfunding of education makes it hard for it to achieve its workforce development goals. Download the report.
Key Takeaways: Nearly 60 percent of Georgia’s pre-pandemic labor force have turned to the unemployment