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US mayors expect ‘dramatic’ cuts with public schools hit the worst — and the US Senate’s stimulus package is unlikely to help

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Nearly half of America’s mayors expect to see “dramatic” cuts to public school budgets in the coming months, with an equal number attributing their cities’ economic struggles at least in part due to an inadequate federal response.

According to a survey conducted by researchers at Boston University, 45% of mayors expect that the economic impact of COVID-19 will require slashing education spending; 38% expect severe cuts to parks and recreation funding, and another third predict serious cuts in transportation and social services.

The vast majority of the 130 mayors surveyed also believe that small businesses shuttered details ⇒

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