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Educators are outraged that inaction on the part of lawmakers means $3 billion will be cut from federal education programs 7.4 million students rely on, including those that serve at-risk and special needs students, rural schools, English language learners, homeless youth and young people aspiring to go to college.

“I can tell you that education cannot afford to have one penny cut from anywhere,” said Cindy Starks, a 6th-grade math teacher from Arlington, Virginia.

“It will be the neediest schools that rely the most on state and federal funds that will be hardest hit by this. I am truly sad that our legislators could not overcome their petty differences to figure this out. Cuts to education hurt us all, but most of all our most vulnerable.”

You can help get the word out about these draconian cuts by sharing the infographics, charts, videos and more below with your social networks.

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Kids Not Cuts state-by-state and national infographics

KnC infographic nationalEducation Votes has created infographics that show the damaging effects of across the board cuts on public education. Graphics include numbers for both money lost as well as students affected by these losses.

You can check out the complete gallery of graphics on Facebook to easily share, or visit Flickr to download your own copy to share on other social networks.

 

 

 

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Videos and graphics from 2010 Florida Teacher of the Year, Megan Allen

Allen_quoteMegan Allen came to Washington with a story to tell. It’s the story of the gains the children who attend her high-needs elementary school have made, thanks in large part to the extra supports provided by federal funding for Title I and special education services and other programs.

But it’s a story whose ending is yet unwritten. On February 21, fifth-grade teacher Megan Allen testified before a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to explain how across-the-board sequester cuts set to go into effect one week from today could literally end dreams for students like hers at Shaw Elementary School in Tampa.

“My students live in poverty and have special needs that federal funding helps meet—for example, keeping class sizes manageable so teachers can provide individual attention and support,” said Allen in her testimony. “For my students, a low student-to-teacher ratio is a dream lifter and life changer—essential if they are to realize their full potential.”

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Interactive map of state-by-state cuts

Check out the new interactive map below to find out how much your state stands to lose in education funding and how many students will be hurt by these draconian cuts. You can even click through to view and share a state specific infographic on the cuts with your social networks.


View 2013 Sequestration Map in a larger map

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“Remembered” ad from NEA hits Senator McConnell

RememberedNEA’s newest ad, “Remembered” hits Senator McConnell for his support of across the board cuts and refusal to close tax loopholes for corporations and the richest few.

“How will you be remembered Senator McConnell? For serving honorably? Or for inflicting pain on millions, just to protect tax loopholes for corporations and the richest few? By refusing to budge, you and Republican leaders have guaranteed reckless, automatic cuts that will devastate our troops, first responders, students, educators, families, seniors, and could destroy a million American jobs. Is this how you want to be remembered, Senator McConnell?”

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Kids Not Cuts data and charts

NEA has produced a series of charts that detail the effects of across the board cuts on each individual state and program. Check out the links below to find information on your state, download a copy, and share amongst your friends and networks.

Alabama Louisiana Ohio
Alaska Maine Oklahoma
Arizona Maryland Oregon
Arkansas Massachusetts Pennsylvania
California Michigan Rhode Island
Colorado Minnesota South Carolina
Connecticut Mississippi South Dakota
Delaware Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming
Kentucky North Dakota

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Ways to get involved

There are tons of ways you can involved in the fight to stand up for Kids Not Cuts. Visit the links below to sign our pledges, send emails to congress, share your story and more.

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