A proposal by N.J. Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.5 million from the Commission on the Blind has lawmakers taking sides and parents worried.
The cuts would create a 30 percent teaching staff reduction at the commission, where 2,000 visually impaired students get help transitioning into the classroom.
While Vito J. DeSantis, executive director of the commission, says parents have nothing to fear given the 30 percent dip in enrollment since 2005, lawmakers took sides on the issue, as NJ.com reports.
Democrats argue Christie is cutting programs haphazardly, while Republicans says the cuts to the commission aren’t necessarily budget-related, and would even create better care for the students.
Feed the Feed: Is the Christie administration cutting for the sake of cutting, or should all industries expect to face tough constrictions?