Jay P. Greene's Blog. School Budget Hold'em. Quick Tips for Succeeding On a Low Budget. Arizona's Mesquite Elementary is one of the top-performing schools in the state but has one of the lowest per pupil budgets.
Here’s how the school makes more out of less. Watch the video. What You Don’t Hear in the Discussion About Teacher Layoffs - Civitas Institute. Remember this figure: 18,000 plus.
That figure, according to Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue and House minority leader Joe Hackney ( D-Orange ), – is the number of public school jobs that would be lost if the Republicans passed their version of the 2011-12 state budget. Last week, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released results from a survey showing – as of August 25th 2011 – 6,307 positions had been eliminated, including about 2,418 that were filled when eliminated.