Lisa from Solon, ME

Faces of the Federal Budget

As a public school teacher in a very low income part of Maine I have seen school budgets shortfalls and high performing community schools closed due to budget cuts. When these schools close, little kids spend many more hours a month on the school bus. Many students in my district live in dire poverty without adequate housing, heat or meals. Meanwhile, spending on weapons contracts continues to eat up more than half of the discretionary federal budget year after year. This investment in violence over education does not bode well for the future of Maine or the USA.

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