Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

Welcome Back ... Most of You

Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

Welcome Back ... Most of You

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THE FUNDING PROBLEMS in most American school districts will be worse this year--but you probably already knew that. However, the Center on Education Policy surveyed more than 450 school districts to learn exactly how bad funding will be during the upcoming school year.

84% Some 84% of school districts are anticipating further funding cuts in the upcoming school year, compared to 70% that experienced funding cuts last year, said the CEP study. No district appears to be immune from budget cuts or staff reductions, the study said.

Other key findings include:

61% * About 61% of the districts that anticipate funding shortfalls for school year 2011-12 reported plans to cut staff. Particularly serious are layoffs of teachers of core academic subjects.

54% * More than half of the districts that anticipate shortfalls in 2011-12--roughly 54%--expect to slow progress on reforms, and postpone or stop reform initiatives.

85% * About 85% of districts with funding decreases in 2010 -11 made some type of staff cuts to compensate for shortfalls not covered by federal stimulus funds. …

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