Larger class sizes, fewer students prepared for or attending college, salary reductions, and teacher layoffs are all aspects of the 2011-2012 educational budget deficit. The forecast for education is particularly gloomy these days. The final chapter in a Video podcast series, this 4.5-minute podcast features three parents describing the repercussions of budget cuts, should the Texas House and Senate not find a way to fund education at its current levels.
- 0-1:44 Kay talks about lost planning opportunities for teachers, who – like her – want their class to be their students’ best class
- 1:50-2:49 Vincent encourages use of the rainy day fund for our children, who are our future
- 2:56-4:39 Donna points out that lost educational opportunities affect far more than the future economy