Articles on the Constitution by Winnie Hu
Thursday, April 14, 2011
"By their count, these officials say, they are forced to abide by more than 250 unfunded state mandates a year, many of which can no longer be sustained. School officials have been complaining about these imposed costs for years, but their...
This 2011 news article reported in the New York Times illustrates the extent to which local school districts must endure unfunded state mandates -- 250 on an annual basis, according to the article -- and how complying with these myriad unfunded state mandates consumes a great deal of time, money and effort on the part of local school districts who are already facing reductions in state aid to education.