No Child Left Behind? To most school leaders, No Budget Left Unscathed would be a more accurate depiction of the impact unfunded federal mandates, revenue caps, and massive state budget shortfalls are having on school finances.

Then, just when you think it can't get any worse, it does. According to the San Jose Mercury News, parents in some California districts have started fundraising to pay music teacher and school librarian salaries. And these are public schools.

I don't envy superintendents and school board members the impossible choices they now face.


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