Nearly every school system in Florida has eviscerated or eliminated summer school this year, and officials are reporting sweeping cuts in states from North Carolina and Delaware to California and Washington, reports the New York Times. The cuts have come as states across the country are struggling to approve budgets, and California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, declared a fiscal state of emergency on July 1. "We're seeing a disturbing trend of districts making huge cuts to summer school; they're just devastating these programs," said Ron Fairchild, executive director of the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University. "It's having...

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