Tuesday, April 08, 2008

CTA President's Numbers Don't Add Up

This morning on the way to work I heard David "Si se puede, por que no" Sanchez on a CTA radio spot about budget cuts. I've written here about California's budget crisis and education's share of the California budget, so I know the numbers we're talking about. Sanchez' numbers don't add up.

He laments the "almost $5 billion in cuts" the governor has proposed. That's less than 10% of the entire education budget. Yet Sanchez says that such cuts will require class size increases of more than 1/3. I'm not making this up, the text of the ad is here.

Perhaps Sanchez is stretching the truth a bit, like that surprises me.

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