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Budget numbers and the school politics

In this week’s edition of “Monday numbers” Chris Fitzsimon looks at the state budget. The numbers emphasize the need for legislative action; it’s time to stop talking about reforms and start modernizing the state’s revenue system.

When it comes to state budget debates, politicians stakeout their various positions with regard to our public education system. Chris Fitzsimon explains how the education battle lines get drawn in his commentary “The politics of the graduation rate.”

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