The National Education Association says the nation’s school districts face the worst budget shortfalls since World War II. A panel talks about why that is, and how all levels of education are being affected by budget crunches across the country.


  • Lily Eskelsen secretary-treasurer of the National Education Association
  • Eugene Hickok Undersecretary of Education
  • Lisa Keegan CEO of Education Leaders Council
  • Steve Smith senior policy specialist for the National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Robert Johnston assistant managing editor for Education Week

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