12/16/2008

Three dozen states are confronting a total of $30 billion in budget shortfalls and are looking to education cuts to help close those gaps, this article says. "In past downturns, virtually everything faced cuts except K-12," said Scott D. Pattison, executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers. "The fact that even now we're talking about K-12 shows how difficult the situation is."

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