We’re all talking about it: the devastating impact budget cuts are having on education. State and local budgets being stretched to the limits and now, the new leadership in the House of Representatives is vowing to cut $100 billion from domestic spending, which includes education.
In response to these proposed cuts, U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan stated, “millions of students with special needs wouldn’t get the services they need.”
Help CEC combat these threats to education funding by sharing with us (either by blog posting or firstname.lastname@example.org) how budget cuts in your state and/or school district are impacting you, children/youth, and your school, in areas such as:
- Impact on student learning/achievement;
- Change in class size;
- Change in workload/caseload;
- Impact on collaboration time;
- Impact on services/resources provided;
- Impact on professional development opportunities;
- Any in any other way!
These threats to education funding will intensify over the next few months as Congress will be tasked with finalizing Fiscal Year 2011 funding levels and creating Fiscal Year 2012 funding levels. CEC will use your feedback as examples of the REAL impact of funding cuts in our advocacy initiatives.
Help CEC inform policymakers of the dangers of cutting education funding today!!
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