There are 34 states spending less per student in kindergarten through 12th grade this year than six years ago, when adjusted for inflation, according to a report by the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The report found that Oklahoma has made the deepest cuts, slashing education spending by 23%, leading to larger class sizes, fewer resources and some school closures. The state was followed by Alabama, Arizona and Kansas in the most severe funding reductions.

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