Spending Up As Budgets Cut

Spending Up As Budgets Cut

So the budget is up, but the schools are getting cut (including the classroom)?  CPS isn't buying into the LSC budget refusals.  Becky Vevea pops up on an education-related segment of WBEZ's "Curious City." Plus lots of comments in previous posts, including retired teachers worried about CTU, fans and foes of Xian Barrett, and more.  

CPS stands pat on budget cuts despite Local School Councils' pressure Chicago Tribune: Chicago Public Schools has not wavered about the need for cost-cutting as part of a $5.58 billion budget unveiled this week, but a coalition of Local School Councils ...

Chicago schools budget includes $68 million in classroom cuts WBEZ: Chicago Public Schools unveiled a $5.6 billion budget that includes a tax hike and deep cuts to schools that parents and teachers have been anguishing over for weeks. The district had been keeping this year's budget under tight wraps; today's long

CPS Budget Cuts: Lane Tech Takes Protest to Alderman Pawar's Office DNAI: Lane Tech students, parents and teachers marched to Ald. Pawar's office to protest CPS budget cuts.
TFA On Teacher Layoffs In Chicago: Corps Members Won't Take The Jobs Huffington Post: In his Q&A, Anderson responded to these criticisms, explaining that because the these positions are being eliminated, it is impossible for a TFA corps member to fill them. He also noted that, despite layoffs, CPS will still be hiring next year. Further, he noted that CPS principals are under no obligation to hire TFA corps members, and if they choose not to, then CPS will not pay the organization in full.
‘Absurd’ spending at Tilden High? WBEZ: School budgets are reportedly shrinking across the city this year and it’s causing a lot of uproar. But as the debate over Chicago Public Schools’ current budget continues, Curious City is digging into a question asked by a mysterious commenter.
Brown: New CPS budgeting formula means real cuts — and pain — at schools Chicago Sun-Times: Lost in the continued angst over school closings, many surviving Chicago Public Schools are facing painful budget cuts that may end up eliminating more jobs and disrupting more students than did even the closings.
Broke? Chicago School Budget Would Increase Spending By Nearly 10%!
Town Hall: Chicago Public Schools recently released a proposed budget of $5.6 billion for the 2013-14 school year. That's up from $5.1 billion the previous year. The dramatic increase in spending is largely due to a $405 million employee pension payment the district.
CPS budget: Classroom spending to be cut by $68 million ABC7Chicago.com: "Imagine what schools could do with an extra $1,000" per student. Illinois has the 48th lowest per pupil funding nationwide, allotting about $5,720 per student, an amount CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennet tcalled an "erroneous structural failure."

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