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No Educator Left Behind:
Federal Funding

No Educator Left Behind is a series providing answers from the U.S. Department of Education to questions about the federal No Child Left Behind Act and how it will affect educators. If you have a question about No Child Left Behind, send an e-mail to Ellen Delisio, and we will submit your question to the Department of Education.


Is the No Child Left Behind Act adequately funded?


Federal funding for K-12 education actually has increased markedly since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act and the funds are targeted, to an unprecedented extent, to communities with the largest concentrations of low-achieving and low-income students. For more information on K-12 education funding and the federal education budget, including summaries of budgets and budget proposals see: 10 Facts About K-12 Education Funding and Budget Office -- U.S. Department of Education.

Read previous questions and answers in our No Educator Left Behind archive.