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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.

Quick Tips for Succeeding On a Low Budget

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.

What You Don’t Hear in the Discussion About Teacher Layoffs - Civitas Institute

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.