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DCSS: Budget cuts hurt the system

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Dougherty County School System also blames lower scores on a lack of teacher education days because of budget cuts. They say teachers need the training because of continuously changing standards.

Some leaders are proposing a tax increase to solve that problem. A statewide poll found more than 50% of Georgians would be willing to pay more taxes to restore education spending cuts.

We found some southwest Georgians who agree.

"Anything that's going to going to increase the budget for education is a plus for me," one woman said.

"If it's going to help the schools then I'd go for it," was another's opinion.

"Without an education at least high school more so college these days you're not going to get anywhere," one man said.

"Whatever can be done to increase the learning and teaching of our children in the public schools but I'm not for taxes going up," a third woman said.

While half the respondents in that poll favored an increase in taxes for education, 39% opposed it, and 11% were undecided.

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