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Table: What jobs are being cut?


Positions Cut

2009-2010

2010-2011

Core subject classroom teachers

37% of districts

61% of districts

Art/music/physical education teachers

13

33

Foreign language teachers

7

19

Special education teachers

10

23

Teacher/aides/assistants

36

59

School secretaries

16

25

School librarians

10

19

School nurses

4

8

Maintenance/cafeteria/transportation staff

25

41

Central office/administration

23

37

Other

10

24

Source: AASA. Cliff Hanger: How America's public schools continue to feel the impact of the economic downturn. (April 2010)

Percent of districts reporting they will cut positions for the 2010-11 school year.




Published October 7, 2010. © 2010 Center for Public Education.

This study was written and researched by Jim Hull, Center for Public Education's Senior Policy Analyst.
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