Coal’s decline is hitting education budgets, too

Aaron Schrank Apr 4, 2017
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Coal’s decline is hitting education budgets, too

Aaron Schrank Apr 4, 2017
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The dramatic downturn in coal and oil prices a couple of years ago may have been good for consumers, but it was very bad news for the economies of many energy-producing states. The consequences are now being particularly felt in Oklahoma, Alaska, North Dakota and Wyoming. In recent months, these states have begun cutting funding for K-12 education. 

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