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Florida cuts per pupil spending by 80 dollars, so much for Governor's promise

from the Orlando Sentinel

by Leslie Postal

The budget deal House and Senate leaders reached last week boosts funding for public education – but not enough to make up for the loss of some federal funding and the loss of property tax revenue plus the cost of educating some 30,000 new students expected to enroll this coming school year, administrators say.

So the net result is that public education will end up with less than it has right now by an amount that equals, on average, about $80 per student, an administrator said.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_education_edblog/2012/03/legislatures-school-budget-deal-not-such-a-great-one-administrators-say-about-an-80-per-kid-cut.html

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