The Miami-Dade school district has eliminated 800 teaching positions.
On Wednesday, June 25, 2008, The Miami Dade County School Board took steps toward postponing raises due teachers and other employees next year. A move that would save the district $72 million.
The District is trying to save because of the State of Florida has under funded public schools. The State has made financial cuts to Dade County Public Schools at the tone of approximately $284 million. The decrease in funding occurred even though Florida Governor Charlie Crist said that there would not be a decrease in funding to the public school system in Florida.
It's amazing, there is a shortage of funding for public schools, but there is money for private schools.
July 8, 2008
The Miami Herald. June 10, 2008. 1B.