An analysis from the statewide teachers union released on Thursday found Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education aid proposal would send less aid in the 2014-15 school year to 69 percent of school districts than they received in the 2009-10 school year.

At the same time, the education plan from Cuomo would leave 418 school districts with less state aide than what they received from Albany six years ago.

Cuomo’s budget proposal would hike education spending by 3.1 percent, and when factoring in the governor’s proposal to phase-in pre-Kindergarten programs statewide, spending grows 3.8 percent. Spending overall would increase by $807 million from last year’s budget.

Still, some education advocates are arguing that Cuomo’s education proposal, including his pre-K plan, doesn’t go far enough in his $142 billion budget plan.

“The raw numbers tell a story of pain that is playing out in virtually every community. While last year’s budget began to slowly address the massive cuts suffered during the recent fiscal crisis and we are heartened by strong support from legislators for a substantial education budget increase in 2014-15, years of devastating budget cuts, combined with an inequitable and undemocratic tax cap, have taken a severe toll on public schools. We need to restore the programs and services our students need, and invest in the dedicated and skilled professionals who deliver those services in our classrooms,” said New York State United Teachers President Dick Iannuzzi said in a statement.

On WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom this morning, Cuomo’s top aide Larry Schwartz defended Cuomo’s education plan, saying the focus should be on the students. He called Cuomo “an education governor” multiple times.

“Everyone is focused on the wrong thing,” Schwartz said. “Everyone should be focused on the kids of New York state.”