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‘Sequestration’ Education Cuts Would Equal .00045% of School Spending

Rick517 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:52 AM
1. That should be 0.045% 2. If one assumes that the money goes to the least served students, then the effect on them would be much greater. 3. Just because the dept of education should be eliminated doesn't allow for shoddy math in an article.
The politicians are once again in a panic over looming automatic budget cuts – known as sequestration – despite the fact the plan was set in motion many months ago.

Naturally, those in the educational establishment are running around as though their hair is on fire.

"Essentially we're just playing chicken with the lives of the American people," Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a Senate committee.

“Savage cuts” were the words used in the headline of one op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. They would “cripple our schools,” it contends....