California Crisis Slams K-12 Hard
California educators, already reeling from billions of dollars in spending cuts to public schools this year, are scrounging for even more ways to save money in the final weeks of the academic year as the state’s finances continue to melt down.
This time around, educators say they won’t be able to avoid direct hits to the classroom.
Class sizes will grow, if they haven’t already, even in the early grades. More teachers will be let go. Summer school programs will be canceled. New textbooks won’t be ordered. And, in some districts, the required 180 days of instruction may shrink by as...
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