Classroom Cuts

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Schools chief Ron Huberman and his people keep saying that they're going to
save money and cut spending without touching classroom spending, but
it's hard to imagine how that can be accomplished. The district has a
$500 million hole to fill, created by reduced tax revenues and an
enrollment slowdown. Cutting 5-10 percent of its 5,300-strong
administrative payroll is supposed to save $100-200 million at most.
Where's the other $300 million in cuts supposed to come from? And what
happens when 500 central office and citywide administrators head back
out into schools and classrooms?

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