July 1, 2008

SREB report on college funding may be outdated

On page 46 of the Southern Regional Education Board's report on the region's education system is a graph on Florida's public four-year funding, and it purports to show a 14% increase in per-student state funding (an 11% decrease after adjusting for inflation) from 2001 to 2007. According to the SREB's page on the state data exchange, the last update for appropriations and tuition funding for higher education was in December 2007, before the second round of midyear cuts in Florida.

Correction: It appears that the report's endpoint was the 2006-07 fiscal year, not 2007-08. So the figures are outdated in a different way, by having an endpoint that does not include the last year's decline in education funding in Florida.

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Posted in Education policy on July 1, 2008 10:01 AM |