Effects of Budget Cuts to Education A Presentation by: Neal O’Connor Our Classroom Picture by nicki1122
Introduction: <ul><li>The recent economic downturn has left every state in the U.S. with reduced federal funding for educa...
Education Cuts: The Beginning <ul><li>As revenue decreased and the national debt increased it became apparent that federal...
Where Cuts Have Been the Most Catastrophic <ul><li>California has proposed 2.5 billion in cuts to education amidst the sta...
Why This Issue is Important <ul><li>Cuts mean a lack of resources for teachers to teach and students to learn. </li></ul><...
Impact on Schools: <ul><li>Lay-offs, decreased pay, and less benefits for teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>No more busing back ...
Impact on Schools: <ul><li>Larger class sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of courses that are considered less of a prior...
Impact on Schools <ul><li>Termination of or increased fees to participate in extra-curricular activities like clubs, and s...
Addressing the Issue <ul><li>Many schools are throwing fundraisers and are accepting donations to help cope with the loss ...
Conclusion: <ul><li>Budget cuts to education is one of the most important issues facing schools today. </li></ul><ul><li>W...
References: <ul><li>AASA Schools Facing Growing Budget Cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Cuts Could Mean School Cutbacks </li>...
References: <ul><li>EDU 290 PowerPoint.jpg picture by njoconn </li></ul>
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Effects of Budget Cuts to Education EDU 290

  1. 1. Effects of Budget Cuts to Education A Presentation by: Neal O’Connor Our Classroom Picture by nicki1122
  2. 2. Introduction: <ul><li>The recent economic downturn has left every state in the U.S. with reduced federal funding for education. </li></ul><ul><li>These budget cuts have forced schools to re-evaluate how they spend. </li></ul><ul><li>Some ways they have cut spending include laying off teachers, cutting extra-curricular programs, and even closing the schools for more days each year. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Education Cuts: The Beginning <ul><li>As revenue decreased and the national debt increased it became apparent that federal funding needed to be cut across the board. This included a decrease in funding towards education. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, under the presidency of George Bush, 42 educational programs were terminated. Funding was decreased by 4.3 billion for the others. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where Cuts Have Been the Most Catastrophic <ul><li>California has proposed 2.5 billion in cuts to education amidst the states 28 billion dollar deficit. </li></ul><ul><li>The state of New York is cutting a total of 1.4 billion dollars in funding to education in the next 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware school districts are facing 150 million dollars in cuts. </li></ul>Money image by loansbyed
  5. 5. Why This Issue is Important <ul><li>Cuts mean a lack of resources for teachers to teach and students to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>With competition for jobs becoming more and more fierce in this global economy, its critical that we give our students the best education that we can. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Impact on Schools: <ul><li>Lay-offs, decreased pay, and less benefits for teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>No more busing back and forth from school. </li></ul><ul><li>Less days of school each year </li></ul>School Buses Image by clemson_fan19
  7. 7. Impact on Schools: <ul><li>Larger class sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of courses that are considered less of a priority… usually fine arts and physical education. </li></ul>Classroom Picture by njoconn
  8. 8. Impact on Schools <ul><li>Termination of or increased fees to participate in extra-curricular activities like clubs, and sports teams. </li></ul><ul><li>No more summer school programs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Addressing the Issue <ul><li>Many schools are throwing fundraisers and are accepting donations to help cope with the loss of funding. </li></ul><ul><li>The stimulus package and competitive school grants have temporarily eased the pain of some districts. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion: <ul><li>Budget cuts to education is one of the most important issues facing schools today. </li></ul><ul><li>With less money and higher school standards districts are scrambling to find ways to decrease expenses and give students a quality education. </li></ul><ul><li>More measures need to be taken in order to ensure students are well educated and competitive in the job hunt. </li></ul>
  11. 11. References: <ul><li>AASA Schools Facing Growing Budget Cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Cuts Could Mean School Cutbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Week &quot;Hard Times Hit Schools“ </li></ul><ul><li>Our classroom picture by nicki1122 </li></ul><ul><li>Money image by loansbyed </li></ul><ul><li>School buses image by clemson_fan19 </li></ul>
  12. 12. References: <ul><li>EDU 290 PowerPoint.jpg picture by njoconn </li></ul>

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