The cuts in k-12 education funding look to be coming. Bredesen said he wants to cover the projected $82 million in inflation and growth costs for K-12 education costs, but warned that cuts remain possible even there.
Why we can't at least move the 50 million of additional pre K money added from the regular budget to k-12 BEP is beyond me. Pre K was always supposed to come from lottery surplus money. Not the regular budget.
When the cutting comes people are going to have to decide what is a nice want and what is an absolute need. Pre K at its best is an optional experiment with mixed results. It is a nice want, not a need. K-12 is an absolute need. You can't just end K-12.