With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Monday, July 11, 2011

School counselors fear they will bear burden of cuts and testing

In the fall, the anticipated consequences of a $4 billion reduction in state financing to school districts will begin to become apparent to Texas students and their parents: fewer teachers, bigger classes and sparse extracurricular programs.--Texas Tribune
Many counselors worry they will be given more duties on the testing side and that instead of advising students, their jobs will become “more clerical,” said Sylvia Lopez, the director of Dallas I.S.D.’s counseling services.

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