A Glimpse Inside the Coffers: Endowment Spending at Wealthy Colleges and Universities

This report from the Education Trust details the extreme wealth stratification occurring among institutions of higher education across the nation. It finds that about 3.6 percent of colleges and universities hold nearly 75 percent of all postsecondary endowment wealth. The report also shows how this endowment wealth is not often used to invest in low-income students, leading to further exclusion for these disadvantaged students and entrenchment of the wealthy in academia.

Trends in State and Local Expenditures on Corrections and Education

The U.S. Department of Education produced this report as part of an effort to call on states to invest in education instead of incarceration. The report uses comprehensive fiscal data to analyze and compare the trends in education and corrections funding throughout the U.S. over the last few decades. Shockingly, the report has found that increases in spending on corrections far outpaces that of education.

Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card

This new report from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University in partnership with the Education Law Center evaluates and compares the current levels of K-12 education funding in all 50 states, finding great inequality in the distribution of funds.

Most States Have Cut School Funding, and Some Continue Cutting

The Center on Budget Policy and Priorities recently conducted a comprehensive survey of state budget documents related to education funding across the nation. This report discusses the main takeaways from this survey, highlighting the fact that most states have drastically cut education funding to even below pre-recession levels and continue to seek further cuts.