Back to School with budget cuts


Hour 1

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It was tough year for schools and teachers across the country as they struggled with their state governments over budget cuts. Here in Pennsylvania public education funding was slashed and in the last few months, and districts have had to make some difficult decisions about what to keep and what had to go. With schools about to open we thought we’d check in with three guests. We’ll start things off with JIM BUCKHEIT, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators; SAMUEL LEE is Superintendent of the Bristol Township School District, which is just outside of Philadelphia; and then we’ll talk with JEFFREY CHOU, who teaches 6th grade at Highland Elementary School in Abington and was named 2011 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.

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