School And Elected Officials Meet To Discuss Proposed Cuts

MACOMB COUNTY (WWJ) – Some Macomb County superintendents met with elected state and federal officials about proposed cuts to education. WWJ’s Beth Fisher has more about the round table discussion.

School superintendent Barbara VanSweden from the Fitzgerald public schools say these cuts will hurt: “We are going to end up with increased class sizes, we’re going to have to delay improvements to technology, we’re going to have to cut back on supplies in the classroom,” VanSweden says.

State Representative (D) Lesia Liss: “They (the cuts) are devastating and I’d like to know who is educating the governor on education. It can not be run like a business, I’m afraid it can’t. Because in a business you can chose who your employees are, you can fire someone, you can let someone go. You can’t send these students away.”

“I know people are talking all cuts budget, but I can tell you I’m receiving letters from people regarding roads and schools and say, ‘Increase the revenue, yes, increase the taxes, but don’t cut our services, how much more can you cut,” says Liss.

 U.S. Congressman Sander Levin says he will also fight proposed federal cuts to education.


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