GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 26, 2017
Contact: Benita Dodd
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New Study Finds Georgia Underreports Public School Spending
– For decades, Georgia’s Department of Education has underreported by billions of dollars what the state spends on public schools, according to an Issue Analysis released today at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s annual National School Choice Week event.
The report, “Balancing the Books in Education
,” by Foundation Senior Fellow and Kennesaw State University economist Dr. Benjamin Scafidi, notes that official state websites give the impression that taxpayers spend billions of dollars less on K-12 public education than is actually spent.
For example, while the Georgia Department of Education website…