Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Arizona Stands To Lose Millions In Education Funding If Sequester Cuts Take Place Tomorrow

Budget-Cuts-moneyBarring last minute action by Congress, the sequester starts to kick in Friday.  According to a White House analysis, Arizona will lose nearly $28-million from education and hundreds of teachers and special education assistants could lose their jobs. 

Republican leaders accuse President Barack Obama of exaggerating the impact of the cuts, but Mary Zerkel with the American Friends Service Committee says domestic spending should not have to bear the brunt of the cuts.

Zerkel points out that defense spending makes up a much larger share of the budget than education and other social programs, so she thinks it has more waste to cut.

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