White House Releases State-by-State Analysis of Sequester

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With the sequester's across-the-board cuts scheduled to take effect on Friday, the White House tonight released a report detailing the deep spending cuts for every state. The reports detail the impact of the 5% cut to all programs, including English. Also available are USED projections (state-by-state) for Title I and IDEA.

Democrats and Republicans are both expected to introduce plans to avoid the sequester, though some pretty big questions remain: how do they do so when neither side supports the other's plan and how would they suddenly be able to do something they haven't been able to do in the last 18 months? 

Keep in mind that the across-the-board nature of the cuts will be felt deeper in some districts than in others, as some districts are more reliant on federal dollars, where a larger share of their overall operating budget is composed of federal budget. Five percent of 10 percent (districts where federal dollars are a small share of the overall budget) will have a lesser impact than districts where federal dollars represent upwards of 50 or 60 percent of their budget. This was explained at length (and there's a great national map!) in the AASA Fiscal Cliff Toolkit.

Here are links to each state analysis:


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