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Education Cuts by the Numbers

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The only good thing about the passing of the state budget last week was that it passed. What it does to the state's services is detrimental, including education:

  • $7.4 billion: The new state budget cuts that much from schools and community colleges this year.
  • $3.2 billion: And this is how much will be cut next year by the budget.
  • $800 million: LA Unified School District, which has almost 700,000 students, may have to cut that much from their budget.
  • 12,000: That's how many pink slips are expected to be released statewide to tenured and probationary teachers.
  • 34: The states new maximum for students per teacher for kindergarten through 3rd garde. It previously was 20.

Source: "California schools struggling with budget-trimming decisions," LA Times