Infographic: With states broke, schools suffer
Around 115,000 education jobs were lost nationwide since last fall. State and local governments, still reeling from the recession, are facing budget shortfalls and have had no choice but to cut education jobs for the past several years. Our latest infographic shows the changes and suggests how to help.
At the height of the recession, the federal stimulus package protected children from the worst of state budget cuts and propped up schools. But stimulus dollars are running out. Without greater support from Washington, D.C., our schools stand to suffer even more.
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