Mike Addonizio, professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education, wrote for The Conversation, "School budgets have held up better than expected in some states, but looming cuts will hurt learning long after pandemic ends"
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School budgets have held up better than expected in some states, but looming cuts will hurt learning long after pandemic ends
By Michael Addonizio
Michael Addonizio, professor of educational leadership and policy studies, wrote a piece for The Conversation on the budget challenges facing school budgets. “The year 2020 may prove to be pivotal in the history of U.S. public education. Many children have gone missing from school completely since March, and millions more are struggling with wholly inadequate online learning experiences. Lower-income and minority children are particularly hard-hit.
The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated deep inequities across our public schools. Merely restoring school budgets to their prepandemic levels will not be enough to address them after this long period of limited learning. So far, most states have avoided deep education budget cuts this school year. However, they project revenue shortfalls for the 2021-22 school year.”