Survey Shows Destructive Budget Cuts Hitting Students and Teachers Hard

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A  recent Texas AFT web survey of more than 3,500 teachers, school  employees and parents reveals the extent to which our schools are  experiencing widespread layoffs, cuts to key programs and services,  larger class sizes, and stressful conditions for teaching and  learning—all related to the $5.4 billion in state budget cuts enacted  this year.

In addition to quantifying some of the impacts, teachers and  other school employees consistently commented on significantly lower  morale from lack of resources to teach schoolchildren, and from longer  work hours, more duties, increased paperwork, bullying by  administrators, reduced planning time and lack of learning materials and  supplies. Read More.