Blog: The Educated Reporter

Why does federal funding seem to dry up at the secondary level?

Jason Amos of the Alliance for Excellent Education, writing about my long-ago newsletter article on the disproportionate amount of media attention paid to high schools, revealed some surprising information about the tiny amount of federal money that goes to secondary education, compared to preschool, elementary and higher ed.

Here’s the chart. Can anyone share some insight on why this is, or what this calculation might be missing?