Bleak outlook for education spending under sequestration

Shelton said district officials are trying to find more flexibility in funding, specifically in how the district uses its state and local dollars, so that it has some means of offsetting federal spending cuts.

A July 2012 Senate report from Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, examines the potential effect sequestration would have on education spending. It notes that cuts to Title I, IDEA, and Head Start would force some 46,000 employees to either lose their jobs or rely on cash-strapped states and municipalities to pick up their salaries instead.

“In a word, a large sequester could be devastating,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan in April 2012 testimony before Congress.

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