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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thanks To Walker, Janesville Schools Face Huge Budget Shortfall

By John Peterson

The sad thing is many in Wisconsin will not be exposed to these random local news pieces, sad stories that expose "It's Working" as nothing more than a campaign marketing gimmick and lie.

Like all the school stories I've blogged here, class sizes have increased and district budgets will be dramatically short next year. In fact, under Scott Walker's plan, school funding will continue to ratchet down. By the summer of next year, Walker will be facing more than recall ads ripping him a new one. He will be exposed as a fraud. This story from Janesville is even more outrageous when you consider the state just gave Spectrum Brands $4 million to do absolutely nothing...

....classrooms could be filled to capacity in the 2012-2013 school year as the district looks for ways to plug a projected $8 million to $10 million budget shortfall.


Added Note: One important aspect to add is the fact that Janesville recently completed a school expansion that included new classroom additions and gymnasiums to give students more elbow room. The $70.8 million school expansion referendum passed during a media blackout of projected enrollment decline.

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