School Budgets Pass, Students Continue to Lose

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/school-budget-cuts_b_1545883.html   The New York Times reported that school budgets in New York State were overwhelmingly approved this May. But the headline, “New York School Budgets Were Approved At A High Rate,” was misleading. That is because districts were forced to make severe cuts in educational services by the Cuomo administration before submitting budgets to voters for approval. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/nyregion/99-percent-of-ny-school-budgets-meeting-tax-cap-pass.html This year was the first year that school districts had to limit costs and with them property tax increases to 2%. Ninety-two percent of the districts kept within this guideline either…read more