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Fitzsimon File: Monday numbers

(Please note: The main NC Policy Watch website — the usual home for the Fitzsimon File – is down temporarily this morning for a very brief repair so today we’re cross-posting Chris’ regular “Monday Numbers” here on The Progressive Pulse.  The main PW site will be back up very shortly).  

Editors note: This morning’s Fitzsimon File cross-posted from the main NC Policy Watch website.

11,802—increase in the number of students expected to enroll in North Carolina public schools in the 2012-2013 school year (N.C. Department of Public Instruction)

189 million—amount in dollars of the reduction of total funding for public schools in the 2012-2013 budget approved by the House and Senate last week (“New math on school budget,” WRAL.com,  June 21, 2012)

3.042—number of teachers and teacher assistant jobs lost in the 2011-2012 school year as a result of the budget passed by the 2011 General Assembly (N.C. Department of Public Instruction)

3,400—number of teacher jobs at risk for 2012-2013 school year as a result of the $189 million cut in overall education funding (“Fact Check; the forgotten budget,: WRAL.com, June 22, 2012)

1,440,212—number of students enrolled in public schools at start of 2009-2010 academic year (N.C. Department of Public Instruction)

1,465,218—number of students enrolled in public schools in 2011-2012 academic year (Ibid)

7.836 billion—amount in dollars of total funding for public schools in 2009-2010 (“Fact Check; the forgotten budget: WRAL.com, June 22, 2012)

7.506 billion—amount in dollars of total funding for public schools in 2012-2013 in the budget approved by the House and Senate last week (Ibid)

25,006—increase in number of students in enrolled in public schools from 2009-2010 to 2011-2012 (N.C. Department of Public Instruction)

330 million—amount in dollars of decrease in total funding for public schools from 2009-2010 to 2011-2012 (“Fact Check; the forgotten budget: WRAL.com, June 22, 2012)

520 million—total amount in dollars of decrease in funding for public schools from 2009-2010 to 2012-2013 (Ibid)

0—amount in dollars of the funding for the national recognized N.C. Teaching Fellows program in the final budget approved by the House and Senate last week (House Bill 950, Modify 2011 Appropriations Act, Joint Committee Conference Report)

0—amount in dollars of funding for Teacher Cadet Program that encourages high school students to consider entering the teaching profession (Ibid)

0—amount in dollars of the funding for the nationally award winning dropout prevention program Communities in Schools in the budget approved by the House and Senate last week (Ibid)

0—amount in dollars of funding for the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy, a dropout prevention program sponsored by the N.C. National Guard (Ibid)

0—amount in dollars of funding for counselors for children in military families in the budget approved by the House and Senate last week (Ibid)

 

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