Congressional Brief: Federal Involvement in Education

Special Publications | Education

Thursday, May 09, 2013
by Evan Baldwin Carr

Through the U.S. Department of Education, created in 1979, the federal government has incrementally increased its role in education over the last 30 years. Federal spending on public elementary and secondary education in fiscal year 2010 totaled $76 billion, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, accounting for 12.7 percent of current state expenditures.


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