Center on Education Policy Newsletter
Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: June 30, 2011
In this Huffington Post blog, posted on June 30, 2011, Jack Jennings discusses the findings from the CEP report, Strained Schools Face Bleak Future: Districts Foresee Budget Cuts, Teacher Layoffs, and a Slowing of Education Reform Efforts. He warns that squeezed school budgets may lead to a decline in student achievement because school districts are laying off teachers in order to balance the budget. Fewer teachers will likely lead to increased class sizes and less attention to individual students.
Blog Post (PDF format, 150 KB)