Decline of Public Education Percentage Share of Federal Funding

As predicted by the D.O.G.S. the percentage share of federal funding received by public education has declined significantly. The following table clearly indicates that in the first year of federal funding public education received 73.7% of federal funding. If the latest States Grants Bill in 2000 is passed, it is predicted that in the year 2003/2004 public school percentage share of federal funding will decline to 32.2%. One should remember that the percentage share of pupil population in government schools for 1999 was 69.9%.

 

DECLINE OF PERCENTAGE SHARE OF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

 


Year


Public


Private


1964-1965


73.7%


26.3%


1995-1996


42.1%


57.9%


2005-2006


33.3%


66.7%

 

 

From the above table one can see that if this Federal Funding Bill for 2000 is passed in its present form, the Federal Liberal/National Party Coalition intends to cut the share of funding going to public education by 9.9%.