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Cutting Class to Make Ends Meet 2014

October 16, 2014

Schools across Georgia continue to scramble to meet students’ needs as they cope with years of deep cuts in state funding. A new Georgia Budget and Policy Institute survey of school systems finds districts raised class sizes and cut instructional programs in response to state cuts. A modest increase of $314 million in state funding for the 2014-2015 school year offers a small measure of relief to districts. That increase is dwarfed by the $8.4 billion in austerity cuts the state imposed since 2003. Most districts are still making painful sacrifices to compensate for lost funding in the current school year.  Download the full report.   Download Cutting Class 2014 District Data