Florida Education Cuts: Three Perspectives School districts around the country are anxious to see whether Congress will send part of the economic stimulus plan their way. Some 29 states have had to cut school funding this year. Host Jacki Lyden checks in on one cash-strapped system — in Orange County, Fla., which includes Orlando. Officials there are planning to cut budgets by 10 percent next year — and are considering ideas as radical as a 4-day school week. Lyden talks with Superintendent Ronald Blocker; science teacher Richard Ellenburg; and a mother of two students, Stacey Rodrigues.
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Florida Education Cuts: Three Perspectives

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Florida Education Cuts: Three Perspectives

Florida Education Cuts: Three Perspectives

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School districts around the country are anxious to see whether or not Congress will send part of the economic stimulus their way. Some 19 states have had to cut funding for K-12 education this past year. One cash-strapped system — the Orange County Public School District in central Florida — is anticipating a $102 million budget cut next year.

Superintendent Ronald Blocker, Camelot Elementary School science teacher Richard Ellenburg and Orange County PTA president Stacey Rodrigues talk to host Jacki Lyden about the cuts and the stimulus package.