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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Education Cuts Job Loss Between August 2008 and August 2011, 300,000 jobs were lost accounting for 54% of all jobs lost in the local government double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Increased Class Sizes $2.5 billion was cut from public education in the year 2011-12, and $3 billion in 2013 Huge class sizes in many subjects, reaching levels that are upsetting parents and damaging students education double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. 70%Increase class sizes Cut to Extra Curricular Classes 44% of schools reduced elective offerings Arts and physical education classes were cut causing other teachers to teach these subjects leading to ineffective teaching How Schools Are Funded in the U.S In 2014, the country spent around$550 billions on public K-12 schools. State and local governments were the biggest funders providing 88% of the funding Only 12% or $79 billion was provided by the federal government -The federal government spends its money on specific programs to help students in need Education cuts has lead to huge setbacksaffecting statesall across the U.S Cut In Specialized Programs -Title I ( No Child Left Behind)- Supports low income students -IDEA- supports special education students In 2013-14 $579 million was cut from IDEA funding NCLD- The national center for learning disabilities is working to achieve full funding in IDEAand, more federal investment in education- Has secured $2.5 million in Congresss 2015 budget to be used for a National Technical Assistance Center. will fund an online resource center give information to students with disabilities and their families to assist with the transition to higher education. Solutions: The government should cut down the amount of money going into the military and have the money go back into education to bring back workers. The amount of workers that have been laid off is tremendous and If they come back it will aid the economy and help public schools get back on their feet. -We need to protect the future of education, and invest more money into education to protect the success of students around the nation NEA- National Education Associationbelieves that, investing in education makes both good fiscal sense and good public policy. Funding targeted to quality public schools will see the greatest return on taxpayer money andwill strengthen the entire economy. -Programs such as Title I, IDEA, and Pell Grants are already underfunded andcannot meet the needs of eligible students.-The federal government has failed to live up to its commitment to provide 40 percent of the costs of providing special education services to students. -The NEA provides grants and awards for students, educators, schools, and communities -Raise your hand for public education has mobilized teachers, parents and community leaders all across the nation to ensure the success of all students Sources:http://www.nea.org/home/raiseyourhand.htmlhttp://www.ncld.org/blog/impact-update-winter-2015/https://www.understood.org/en/advocacy/take-action/funding-for-our-school shttp://www.sparkpe.org/blog/alarming-downward-trend-for-physical-educatio n/http://ourfuture.org/report/starving-america-s-public-schools Robert Collins
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