Blog: The Educated Reporter

Alabama criminals might curse Obama …

… since stimulus funds has allowed the governor to keep more of them in prison. Education stimulus funds, that is. On a per-person basis, Alabama prisoners got three times as many education stimulus dollars than students in, say, Mobile schools. Reva Havner Phillips at the Mobile Press-Register analyzed the state’s stimulus disbursements with the help of the EWA research and statistics bootcamp.

Governors were allowed to spend 18 percent of the education dollars from ARRA in areas other than education; where did that money go in your state?