Governor Holcomb proposes small increase in k-12 budget (Indy Star)

By Andrew Pillow

Governor Eric Holcomb has proposed a $280 million increase in the K-12 budget over the next two years. $70 Million in 2018 and $210 million in 2019. This amounts to around a 3 percent increase for K-12 education overall. 

This is a relatively small increase compared to the last time a budget was adopted. Mike Pence proposed $400 million in new funds the last time he proposed a budget, and he was criticized for cutting education funding himself. Critics claim that Holcomb’s increase doesn’t meet the criteria for “sustained funding”.

Read more here. (Via Indy Star)


Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.