Friday, August 27, 2010

Brutal Math on Oakland Child Care

By Chris Thompson
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 9:23 AM

The Associated Press has some gruesome numbers on the future of child care in Oakland. Amount of local child care money cut due to the state budget crisis: $13 million. Percentage of school district child care funds annihilated as a result: 73. Number of child care centers about to close as a result: seven. Number of children those centers served and will now be left to wander around on the streets: 500. To which we can only add, percentage of $19.1 billion state deficit relieved by the denial of Oakland child care funds: 0.00068.

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