When your legislators talk about the huge percentage of the state budget that is being spent on education, shouldn't they be showing the comparison between the current budget and the 2008 budget before $300 MILLION was slashed?
Even those of us who are math challenged know that taking the same percentage out of an already bare bones budget will hurt public schools. Here are some examples from one school district, FWCS (click images for larger version):
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- Indiana’s $115 million voucher program also draws funding from the same source as Indiana public school corporations. Any resources directed to voucher schools directly impacts public schools and charters, lowering the overall amount available to be distributed to them.