Iowa increase in K-12 funding: Quirmbach

June 24, 2019

Dr. Herman QuirmbachHerman Quirmbach, retired associate professor, was quoted in a June 21st story on, "Iowa has increased K-12 funding since recession, but some lawmakers aren’t celebrating."

“At least it was positive,” he said, adding that since Republicans took majorities in both chambers there has been a decline of 2.24 percent. Only in the fiscal 2020 budget is K-12 funding “even a tad over inflation.”

The Pew numbers showing a 27 percent increase in K-12 funding “are highly inconsistent with the allowable growth data from the same period,” Quirmbach said.

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