Wednesday, September 14, 2005

No FEMA money for evacuated students

It appears that the care for the evacuated students from the Gulf Coast will only get worse. The AP reports that FEMA will not pay for Texas schools to hire new teachers or to pay for additional textbooks.

60,000 of the over 300,000 students are in Texas. The Texas Education Commissioner estimates it will cost over $450 million to educate them. Congress approved $60 billion for Hurricane relief but apparently the already strained Texas school-finance system will have to pay for the evacuees to be educated.

Unbelievable.

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