How public schools across the country are fighting back against a proposed $1.8 billion cut

By now, you’ve heard the latest from the New York Times on the latest state and local funding cuts, but you may not have noticed that this was the first time the paper has taken a serious look at the impact these cuts would have on public schools in the country.

The Times story is headlined “Federal aid to public schools a gift to the rich,” and it details how schools are being hit with funding cuts to the tune of a whopping $2.5 billion this year alone, as well as a projected $4.8 trillion over the next decade.

The paper also points out that the funding cut for public schools will be in addition to the cuts to aid for schools for the elderly and disabled, and the loss of funding for Title I schools that serve low-income students.

The Times article goes on to explain how some districts are fighting to keep the cuts from taking place, and why these schools, which are struggling financially, are being pushed into bankruptcy.

“If these schools can’t save themselves, they can’t continue to operate,” says the Times’ senior education writer Jennifer Rubin, adding that the state has to act quickly to get the cuts passed.

The New York City Board of Education and the New Jersey Public Schools have both expressed their concerns about the cuts, which will be phased in over the course of the next two years.

New York Gov.

Andrew Cuomo (D) has already said that he will veto the budget.

“It’s outrageous,” said Nassau County school superintendent Barbara Moeser, who recently resigned.

“These cuts will hurt our schools, their teachers and their students.

It’s the worst thing that could happen to our schools and our teachers.”

New York City and New Jersey officials have been pressing the federal government to take steps to prevent this kind of budget disaster, but the White House has remained reluctant to do so.

The White House says it is open to discussing ways to offset the cuts in the short-term, but it has repeatedly said that the cuts won’t happen, even though they will affect every state.

“We need to figure out how to make this work in the long run,” said Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has repeatedly emphasized that the budget is not about protecting students.

“We need this budget to be about saving taxpayer dollars.

It is not a solution to a problem.”

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports that the Trump administration has been pushing the federal governments leaders in states across the nation to take similar actions to prevent future budget disasters, like the one that led to a federal shutdown in the first place.

“The federal government must come to Washington and make this happen, and we will,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in an interview with ABC News.

“The states are going to have to make these decisions.”

The Times’ report comes at a particularly tumultuous time for public education in America.

As reported by NPR, the number of American students attending school has dropped by nearly 2 million students since the recession officially began in 2009.

And this trend is only going to get worse.

The Washington Post points out, though, that the federal education funding system currently stands at $16.3 trillion, which means that the nation’s public schools have only about $5.8 of that total left over, leaving the federal funding to help the most vulnerable children.

That money will be significantly reduced as a result of the federal budget cuts, and it is likely to be further reduced in coming years.

The Department of Education, however, has proposed a new plan to fund school districts through 2019, which would eliminate most of the funding cuts that have already taken place, but would still be in place for some districts.

The federal budget is currently scheduled to run through December 2021, and if the Trump Administration doesn’t act soon, it could leave a huge gap in funding for the next school year.

In addition to losing millions of dollars in funding, this year’s budget also includes cuts to Pell Grants and the Earned Income Tax Credit, as the Times points out.

For now, though.

The New York State Senate has already passed a $1 billion bill to address the funding situation, and Governor Cuomo has said that it will be “immediately enacted” into law.