Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance, was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog regarding the state budget.
“We really are never going to get back to where we were,” she said, referring to cuts made to school spending. “It’s time to sort of start thinking about where we are going to put our money going forward.
“That’s something that will take a generation to really recover from.”
Bourdeaux, an ex-Senate budget director, gave her budget briefing Nov. 12 at Georgia State University.
Although the state ranked first in school spending per student in the South in 2002, Georgia ranked eighth in in 2012, after two recessions led to a series of spending cuts.
For the full blog post from AJC, click here.