In Texas, one proposal would reduce total education spending by 15 percent, or $7-$10 billion, depending on K-12 enrollment. The plan also calls for shutting down four community colleges in a bid to close the state's $15 billion deficit while honoring Republican Gov. Rick Perry's pledge not to use rainy-day funds or raise taxes.
Iowa GOP Gov. Terry Branstad wants to cut preschool funding from $71 million to $43 million, which would eliminate the universal free pre-school for four year-olds the state established in 2007.
Higher education cuts are expected in California, New York, and several other states.
(Texas Gov. Rick Perry: AP)
- Iowa GOP Gov. Terry Branstad
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