Axe-Wielding Policymakers

Monday, March 23, 2009
In tight fiscal times such as these, policymakers can choose to make needed cuts with a scalpel or an axe. The Missouri House apparently has decided to chop away at certain programs indiscriminately.

According to this article from the Southeast Missourian, in the version of the state budget passed by the House, funding (currently $15 million) for teacher professional development and mentoring would not just be trimmed -- but completely ELIMINATED.

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