ALBANY, N.Y. – Using federal stimulus money to avoid layoffs at schools is going to create a shortfall even more difficult for states and schools to contend with when that money runs out, according to a first-of-its-kind study released Monday.
New York alone will see a $2 billion shortfall after stimulus money ends in 2011-12, and that could drive up some of the nation's highest local property taxes another 8 percent, according to the analysis by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
"This isn't just a New York problem," DiNapoli said in an early and detailed analysis of school aid after federal stimulus funds run out in 2011-12. "Other states across the country will face a similar dilemma if they used stimulus money to plug budget holes instead of paying for one-time expenses.
Do you think your local school system will be affected and how?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Dec. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:34 PM on Dec. 22, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:39 PM on Dec. 22, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:52 PM on Dec. 22, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 7:32 PM on Dec. 22, 2009
Here's a newsflash for ya, schools faced shortfalls before the stimulus. This was a temporary thing--teachers knew this. Most of the money got tied up in administration and never made it to schools. Of course, you haters will blame it on Obama and his administration because you don't know any better. God forbid anyone mention the beginning of the financial end of the educational system was the albatross NCLB shoved down our throats by Bush. But we won't go there because on CM it is sacrilege to call a duck a duck or point out the fallacy of any other predecessor to the presidency.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Dec. 22, 2009
Answer by 29again at 9:01 PM on Dec. 22, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 9:23 PM on Dec. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 PM on Dec. 22, 2009
Good job, genius, now connect the dots. I know that is so difficult for Obama supporters to do, but give it a shot anyway. Schools are short on money, stimulus offers short term fix with a long term net loss, making the problem worse. Schools are worse off after the stimulus than they were before the stimulus. Schools would have been better off if there had never been a stimulus. See how that works? Now change schools to just about every other short-term only funded mandate in that ridiculous pile of shit called a stimulus, and MAYBE you will begin to understand why we are in serious trouble thanks to the f'd up piece of Dem owned and operated legislation.
Answer by tnmomofive at 7:13 AM on Dec. 23, 2009
NP, I want to by you in another lifetime.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:45 AM on Dec. 23, 2009