An analysis from the state teachers union finding deep cuts in state education aid since the onset of the financial crisis is being refuted by the Cuomo administration.

Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi in a statement this afternoon noted the districts who have seen their aid reduced “now have less students” than they did six years ago.

“The Governor’s priority is providing education funding based on the number of students it helps, not growing the education bureaucracy to serve the demands of the special interests. It makes no sense to provide more funding to school districts that now have less students based on a budget from six years ago. The Governor’s budget increases state education aid for the third year in a row, providing $807 million in increased education aid in addition to a $2 billion smart schools bond to create the classrooms of tomorrow in every school.”

The NYSUT analysis, released yesterday, found 69 percent of the school districts will receive less aid than they did in the 2009-10 state budget.

The union also found 418 school districts would receive less state aide than what they received from Albany six years ago.

But of those school districts receiving less aid, 90 percent reported enrollment that is on average 9 percent lower.