Why the public school system is struggling to get the message to its students
The Public Schools of Alabama’s enrollment is down by more than 25 percent in the past year.
The state’s public schools have struggled with an enrollment crisis.
The state’s new education secretary, Rebecca Watson, has been at the forefront of the problem.
She has made an effort to increase funding for the state’s schools, but the numbers aren’t good.
She also has promised to expand funding to provide better access to special education services, but that’s a tall order for a state with fewer than 100,000 students.
Watson has made the public schools a priority in her campaign, but it’s hard to know how much the secretary is really focused on improving the situation.
The secretary has pledged to boost funding for public schools by $500 million over the next five years, but has said that he’ll focus on the state and its students first.
Public school officials are concerned about Watson’s budget proposals.
They are also worried about a number of other things, such as Watson’s plan to reduce the number of teachers, which will only be implemented if public school teachers are paid the same as their union-represented counterparts.
Public schools have been on a precipice for years.
The number of students enrolled at public schools has declined from 4.2 million in 2007 to 2.9 million in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Wagner, a former Alabama state representative, has proposed increasing funding for schools by about $1.3 billion over the course of her term, and to pay for that, she would have to increase the minimum wage.
She would also have to reduce state aid to districts, which would be cut from $20 billion in 2017 to $18 billion in 2020.
There are also concerns that Watson’s proposed funding increases won’t go far enough.
Watson is proposing to increase school funding by $400 million, which is still about half of the current funding, according, but would likely only cover a portion of the state budget.
The proposed funding would cover only about 20 percent of the $2.6 billion that is needed, according the Alabama Education Association, a group that represents school districts.
The secretary has promised that her proposal would cover half of state aid.
But the state would have a much bigger shortfall than the current amount of $2,800.
The total shortfall is estimated to be $2 billion, and the administration is trying to work out a deal with the governor to avoid that.
“The governor has made it very clear that he wants to move the funding down,” said Jennifer Taylor, executive director of the Alabama Department of Public Instruction.
“If he doesn’t, it’s going to be very hard for us to move that money forward.”
Watson’s budget is a compromise that would cover roughly 20 percent, and it would also cover some of the money that would be needed to help districts cover the state aid that would have gone to districts under her plan.
But Taylor said that the governor would not agree to that.
The governor’s budget would still be more than enough to keep schools afloat, but if the governor doesn’t agree to the compromise, the state is going to have to rely on the help of lawmakers, who are expected to approve the funding increase this week.