US schools brace for federal funding cuts
from The Washington Post
Schools across the country are sending out pink slips as they brace for the possibility of deep federal budget cuts that could take effect, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. Duncan criticized Congress for failing to reach a deal to stop the across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, which could force thousands of teachers out of their jobs. "There's no one in their right mind who would say that this is good for kids or good for the country, yet somehow it becomes tenable in Washington," Duncan said. He said that "there is no fix" to mitigate the impact of the cuts.
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