Tough times for educators in Illinois - KMOV.com

Tough times for educators in Illinois

I spent the day in the Metro East, and a lot of it on the phone with various school districts.  It is amazing to talk to one after another and hear the litany of millions of dollars which must be cut and the dozens of staff eliminated in each one.  There is no doubt a good education is the only way for the next generation to succeed, and cutting back on our schools seems counter intuitive.  But if there is no money...

Dr. Ed Hightower called it a perfect storm.  The lack of federal funding, the drop in property taxes, the loss of parents' jobs putting more kids on subsidized programs... it just goes on and on.  I don't envy administrators their choices.

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