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Today's tough choices can aid education

April 3, 2011
By TERRY WALLACE , Times Leader

Last year, we wrote about the coming budget tsunami that we thought would lead to $215 billion in shortfalls in state budgets and squeeze school districts and local governments across the nation. Because about one-third of all state and local spending is consumed by education, the impact on schools was estimated to lead to the loss of about 300,000 teachers and related personnel across the states. Unfortunately, this tsunami may be worse that predicted.



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