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Budget cuts impact real people. Everyday ordinary Americans — students, middle class families, seniors, persons with disabilities — will see essential services they depend on dramatically downsized if Congress fails to act on the looming “fiscal cliff.”
At risk are jobs, schools, health care, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and veterans benefits unless members of Congress work together to find a balanced approach that preserves tax cuts for the middle class and asks the wealthy, CEOs and corporations to pay their fair share.
The consequences of across-the-board cuts to students and schools would be devastating:
- Services cut or eliminated for millions of students
- Funding for children living in poverty, special education, and Head Start slashed by billions.
- Ballooning class sizes.
- Elimination of after-school programs.
- Loss of tens of thousands of education jobs – at early childhood, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels.
Share your story. Tell us how “fiscal cliff” budget cuts would affect your students, you, your schools and your school colleagues. Make sure Congress hears your voice and knows you will hold them accountable.