I am fatigued at the never-ending self-congratulation our legislators continue to give themselves ( redundancy noted) by saying that public ed was only cut .6% and the classrooms will be unaffected. Memo to the legislators: You forgot to come up with tax dollars for 11,000 new students that will be registering this fall. What are we supposed to tell the parents? Keep them home, we can't find space or supplies for them? I think not...they will be there in your classrooms...and there will be more of them than last year. Will we have money to give teachers a raise or even hire enough teachers to keep our class sizes somewhat manageable? We can't sink any further down the list of states in class size...we are dead last...we are 51st and there are only 50 states...yes D.C. counts. So next time you read that education was held harmless and you have to look for more desks for those two or three more students checking in...thank your legislator.