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Oklahoma: Budget Cuts Devastate Schools; by Diane Ravitch

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'The GOP legislators in Oklahoma have decided that cutting taxes is more important than education, slicing away hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue in their mistaken 'small-government' approach. Perhaps the most significant consequence: students in scores of districts are now going to school just four days a week.“The shift not only upends what has long been a fundamental rhythm of life for families and communities. It also runs contrary to the push in many parts of the country to provide more time for learning — and daily reinforcement — as a key way to improve achievement, especially among poor children... 'funding for classrooms has been shrinking for years in this deep-red state as lawmakers have cut taxes.'

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