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February 21st, 2011
11:57 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Educators brace for budget woes

With states working to close gaping budget gaps and rising deficits, education is often the first on the cutting board. No where is this more controversial than in Wisconsin, where Governor Scott Walker is proposing a bill that would strip teachers and other public employees of most of their collective bargaining rights and increase their contributions for benefits.

What sort of ripple effect could it have in schools in the U.S.?

CNN education contributor Steve Perry talks to American Morning's TJ Holmes about how this could affect school districts and state budgets across the country. Perry also weighs in on whether cameras should be allowed in the classroom to monitor school teachers.

Filed under: Education • Education cuts
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  1. Jim

    From the poet laureate of Kentucky and engraved on my father's head stone:
    "I am firm in my belief that a teacher lives on and on through his students. Good teaching is forever and the teacher is immortal." Jesse Stuart

    February 28, 2011 at 8:48 am |
  2. charlotte

    "Perry's Principles" – my eye!
    Steve Perry is a danger to public education. He presents himself as a professional caring for children. However, he is more interested in privatizing education, crippling public education and busting teachers' unions . Whenever he is on CNN, there should be representative of a teacher's union, side by side, to counteract Mr. Perry's insidious views. Moreover, his view that creationism should be taught in public schools is intellectually appalling; and shows muddled thinking. Whenever he is presented on CNN, there should be a counterweight because there is a danger that his mellifluous words re caring for children will unduly impress the less sophisticated.

    February 23, 2011 at 8:32 am |