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Automatic spending cuts may take $900 million out of special education funding

Jul 31, 2012 -- 2:26 pm
A report released late last week by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, explored the ramifications of sequestration, a process by which an automatic spending cut is triggered, on the country's education funding. The report concluded that the procedure would lead to nearly $1 billion in budget cuts to special education funding, on national and state-by-state levels. This could lead to the layoffs of over 10,000 teachers, aides, and support staff, and an additional $64 million in cuts to special education spending for preschool students, infants, and toddlers. To read the entire article please click:

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