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A Closer Look: Sequestration

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by Kim Hymes on 11 December 2012

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Transcript of A Closer Look: Sequestration

Devastating Implications for Special Education A Closer Look: Sequestration 9.3 million students impacted An automatic 8.2%
funding cut to
most federal programs,
including education. Including:
500,000 school-aged students with disabilities.
61,000 preschool students with disabilities.
29, 000 infants & toddlers with disabilities. 78,400 educator jobs cut For Special Education, This Means...

Over 12,000 Special Education Job Losses $4.3 billion in education cuts 100,000 fewer children
enrolled in Head Start 20,000 jobs cut in Head Start 1.8 million fewer students in poverty served by Title I 15,500 jobs cut in Title I SEQUESTRATION will go into effect on
Jan. 2, 2013 -- unless Congress acts! What Is Sequestration? What will sequestration mean for children, schools and educators? For children & youth with disabilities, this means:
$903 million cut for school-aged students.
$29 million cut for preschool children.
$34.5 million cut for infants & toddlers.
$19 million cut for IDEA national programs.
$4 million cut for special education research. Including 12,000 from
special education. http://capwiz.com/cek/home/ Using CEC's Legislative Action Center, contacting Congress takes only minutes! Join CEC: Tell Congress to avoid Sequestration!

Education cuts are harmful to children and educators! CEC Acknowledges the following reports in the making of this presentation:

Under Threat: Sequestration's Impact on Nondefense Jobs and Services by Senator Tom Harkin
http://www.harkin.senate.gov/documents/pdf/500ff3554f9ba.pdf

A Report on the Consequences of Sequestration by House Appropriations Committee, Democrats
http://democrats.appropriations.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1037&Itemid=28

Impact of Sequestration on Federal Education Programs by the National Education Association
http://educationvotes.nea.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/09-14-12SequestrationAll.pdf Tell Congress: Educators and kids have been doing more with less for years
and cannot afford
$4 BILLION
more in cuts. For the latest information, visit
CEC's website:
www.cec.sped.org

&

CEC's Policy Insider blog:
www.policyinsider.org THANK YOU!
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