February 9th, 2009

Economic Recession and Schools
The Program

Like much of the nation, our public schools are in dire financial straits. In this recession, nearly every state has less to spend on education.

President Obama’s stimulus package had offered hope to schools. But the Senate’s version made $40 billion in cuts.

Just how much is at stake for public schools?

To find out, we visit Peekskill, NY—one of many small cities across the country where the recession is having a devastating impact on education.

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This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


PodcastEffects In Peekskill

Here, the producers of the above piece sit down to discuss the economic recession and its impact in Peekskill and other locations. Listen to the story.

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