More K-12 state spending cuts expected

About 25 states are expected to cut K-12 spending for fiscal 2011 as they continue to feel the effects of the struggling economy. The cuts could lead to bigger class sizes and teacher layoffs, warns Daniel G. Thatcher of the Denver-based National Conference of State Legislatures. States are facing even bigger deficits as federal stimulus money dries up, leading Education Secretary Arne Duncan to tell a group of governors last month that he's "very concerned" about the potential fallout.

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