Other states that are spending less per student report higher standardized test scores than Alabama. Alabama has not seen evidence over time of educational outcomes corresponding to increased educational funding.
In February 2011, President Obama delivered to Congress a $3.729 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2012. Interest on the deficit in FY 2021 ($928 billion) will almost match the amount spent on national security ($1.039 trillion).
In order to excel in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, Alabama cities must be as attractive as possible to businesses looking to establish or grow operations.
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to spread the wealth around by using “government power to balance the scale […]