Cutting to the bone

Look for the Center’s latest report Cutting to the bone: How the economic crisis affects schools here after 1pm this afternoon. See how the great recession is impacting schools across the country. What decisions are they making to balance their shrinking budgets? How will such decisions impact their students? How will they impact our country’s

Eating our seed corn

For centuries, farmers routinely set aside a portion of their harvest to use as seed for the next year’s crop. Even when winters were the harshest and their families were hungry, they protected their seed corn and potatoes knowing their future depended on it. I think of those farmers when I hear from school board members about  budget choices they’re being forced to make, like these: do we cut our pre-k enrollments or