New York's Governor is withholding millions in school aid to localities; NYC cut my school's budget mid-year last year and is doing it again this year. Last year we lost our music teacher and after-school programs were cut. This year almost every department has lost a position, after-school programs have been curtailed, money for trips is gone (students pay the whole cost except for transportation now), teachers got $150 for supplies this year compared to $225 last year, and more cuts are coming. Is your budget being cut? What effect are the cuts having on your class, school or program? How are you coping? Do you have any strategies or ideas to share?
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