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Is Your State Short-Changing Schools?

IS YOUR STATE SHORT-CHANGING SCHOOLS? STATES SPENT ABOUT $15 BILLION LESS ON EDUCATION IN 2010 THAN IN 2009 2008-2009 BIGGEST STATE CUTS 2008-2009 1. South Dakota -22.2% 2. California -18.3% 3. South Carolina -12.6% 4. Alabama -12.5% 5. Florida -12.2% PERCENT REDUCTION IN STATE K-12 FUNDING MORE THAN 10% 0%-5% 5%-10% NO REDUCTION 2009-2010 BIGGEST STATE CUTS 2009-2010 1. Hawaii -39.9% 2. Minnesota -22.7% 3. Arizona -19.8% 4. Texas -16.2% 5. Nevada -13.7% PUTTING EDUCATION SECOND DESPITE CLAIMS THAT THE EDUCATION BUDGET NEEDS TO BE CUT. TEXAS WILL SUBSIDIZE GAS DRILLING WITH $2.4 BILLION OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS OVERCROWDING GEORGIA CUTK - 12 FUNDING BY $403 MILLION IN 2011. LEADING THEIR BOARD OF EDUCATION TO EXEMPT SCHOOLS FROM CLASS SIZE REQUIREMENTS TUESDAY ELIMINATING SCHOOL DAYS HAWAII WAS FORCED TO TRANSPORATION CUTS MISSOURI IS CUTTING K-12 EARLY EDUCATION CUTS ARIZONA ELIMINATED 23 TRANSPORTATION BY 46%. LIKELY RESULTING IN LONGER RIDES AND THE ELIMINATION OF ROUTES FOR 565.000 STUDENTS PRESCHOOL FOR 4.328 CHILDREN AND HALVED FUNDING FOR KINDERGARTEN IN 2010 SHORTEN THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR BY 17 DAYS WITH $15 BILLION, SCHOOLS COULD Send us budget horror stories from your school: [email protected] Map.com BUY 8 HIRE 300.000 SPEND $300 MORE ON EACH ENROLLED PURCHASE COMPUTERS ALMOST TEACHERS FOR PER CLASSROOM THE YEAR 17.000.000 IPAD 2s OR OR OR STUDENT SOURCES http://www.nasbo.orq/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=w7Rq074lIEw%3d&tabid-79 http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Public- education/Cutting-to-the-bone-At-a-qlance/Examples-of-state-and-district-funding-cuts.html http://www.scpr.org/news/2011/04/14/state-schools-chief-warns-more-deep-cuts-could-ban/ http://www.cbpp.org/files/3-13-08sfp.pdf http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/04/bobb_plans_to send_layoff_noti.html http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/04/11/2992318/texas-subsidizes-qas-drilling.html Brought to you by CertificationMap.com @TeacherCert Design by Francesca Greggs. Lemonwood Design LemonwoodDesign.com

Is Your State Short-Changing Schools?

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Amidst the rancorous debate around the national debt, federal spending and state budgets, it’s important to keep in mind that our budgets ultimately reflect our values. And considering the heavy cut...

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