Florida

Putting Education Reform To The Test

What Federal Budget Cuts Would Mean For Florida Schools

Florida schools would lose about $85.6 million — a small fraction of most district budgets — if Congress fails to reach a deal to avoid automatic budget cuts.


Nearly 1,000 Florida National Guard employees would face furloughs for 20 percent of the year, potentially disastrous as spring wildfires and summer hurricanes strike.

Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are exempt from sequestration. But many other social programs will face cuts, from subsidized child care and Head Start for the youngest Floridians to Meals on Wheels for seniors, according to a state-by-state White House report.

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