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dmillerteach
dmillerteach , Child Professional, School Administrator, Teacher asks:
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How does California's budget cuts impact children and schools? Do you think these cuts are necessary or should the money be taken from elsewhere?

California will vote Thursday on the Governor's budget plan- are the cuts to education necessary?


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http://www.mercurynews.com/topstories/ci_128866...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-statebudge...

Summary:CaliforniaLawmakersReachDealtoClose$26Bill ionBudge tGap(http: //www.dem ocrac ynow .o rg/20 09/ 7/21/he adline s#7 )

In California, lawmakers have sealed a deal with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on a plan to close a $26 billion budget gap. Under the plan, the state government will significantly scale back services offered to residents, particularly the elderly and the poor. The Los Angeles Times reports tens of thousands of seniors and children will lose access to healthcare. Local governments will lose several billion dollars in state assistance. Many residents will stop receiving welfare checks. New drilling for oil will be permitted off the Santa Barbara coast. As many as 20,000 prisoners will be released before their sentences are complete. The agreement also involves cutting nearly $6 billion from schools and community colleges and close to $3 billion from the state’s university system.
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fritzr
fritzr writes:
California has to make budgetary cuts someplace.  I think all programs, educational and otherwise, have to be on the table for cut back.  California spends the most per pupil on education yet has some of the lowest test scores in the nation.  It seems to me the system is broken somewhere already.  Budget cuts may exacerbate the problems and will certainly be painful in a number of ways but at least they will bring spending down a bit to coincide with the poor results the current spending generates.  Maybe when the money is added back into the system at a later date there will be some checks and balances in place so that we can get results for our money.
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heenal
heenal writes:
California has to make budgetary cuts someplace.  I think all programs, educational and otherwise, have to be on the table for cut back.  Maybe when the money is added back into the system at a later date there will be some checks and balances in place so that we can get results for our money.
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