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When does 19% = 44%?

The Gary Indiana School Board voted to cancel contract for 333 teachers since the district expects a 19% cut in state funding.  The district has (according to state records) 720 teachers.  If my math is correct that is a cut of 44 percent.  That means that the remaining 387 teachers will have to teach the 11,000 students.  The ratio of teachers to students would increase from 1 to 15.2 students to 1 teacher for every 28 students.

That’s the end of today’s math lesson.

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