Steve Dyer recently crunched the education budget numbers produced by LSC, and produced the table below. It shows the on going defunding of public education in Ohio by Governor Kasich. Since 2010 education funding has shrunk year-on-year from 21.7% of state funds to 19.4% this year - despite increased monies from the economic recovery being available.
If this budget had the same commitment as the one prior to Kasich taking office, Ohio would have spent $1.3 billion more on education in FY15 than it actually is spending.
|Total ED Funding||$12,064,962,135||$11,914,583,939||$11,280,775,954||$10,879,823,770||$11,520,765,322||$12,013,518,929|
|Total All Funds||$55,676,487,088||$54,883,477,824||$52,854,463,737||$53,427,114,306||$59,484,815,814||$61,636,877,244|
|% of Funds to Education||21.7%||21.7%||21.3%||20.4%||19.4%||19.5%|