Total U.S. K-12 Education Spending Is Projected to Remain Historically High
Created on April 13, 2012
Total K–12 spending across federal agencies has roughly doubled since the mid-1970s, and spending will continue at historically high levels.
2010: $50.5 billion
Note: Figures are adjusted for inflation in 2012 dollars.
Source: Office of Management and Budget, Historical Tables, Table 5.1 Budget Authority by Function and Subfunction: 1976–2017, at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals (accessed March 16, 2012).