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”.

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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.