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Monday numbers

Taxcreditsupplies10-13-15 [1](The items in this edition of Monday numbers are from “Tax Cuts Hurt Education for All: Limit Support to Foundations of Economic Opportunity [2],” a report published by the N.C. Budget & Tax Center in January)

841.8 million—amount in dollars of the cost of the tax cuts in 2015-2017 approved by the General Assembly last year

15—percentage that funding for NC PreK in current budget is below funding in 2009 when adjusted for inflation

6,400—number of fewer NC PreK slots available for at-risk four-year-olds this year compared to 2009

7,200—number of at-risk four-year-olds on the waiting list for NC PreK last year

140 million—amount in dollars of state funding for the Smart Start early childhood program this year

40—percentage that funding for Smart Start is below 2009 levels when adjusted for inflation

71,587—number of state-funded teaching positions in public schools in 2009

69,835—number of state funding teaching positions in the current school year

76,000—number of additional students enrolled in public schools since 2008

52.4 million—amount in dollars of funding in current budget for textbooks and digital resources

57—percentage that current funding for textbooks and digital resources is below funding level in 2010

24.1 million—amount in dollars of one-time funding for driver’s education for the current year

0—amount in dollars of funding for driver’s education for 2016-2017, the second year of the two-year budget passed by the General Assembly last year

7,100—number of fewer state-funded teacher assistants in the current budget compared to 2009

0—amount in dollars of funding in current budget for professional development for teachers, principals, and other school leaders

0—amount in dollars in current budget for additional funding for classroom materials, instructional supplies, and equipment