Federal debt committee decisions could result in education cuts

The congressional "supercommittee" tasked with reducing the country's debt by $1.5 trillion over the next decade is being watched closely by education advocates, who say the panel's decisions could have broad, long-term effects on schools. Some, however, are more concerned about the possibility the group will be unable to reach its goal by its late-November deadline. Then, the government would institute a series of funding cuts, including an estimated 7.8% to education programs in 2013.

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