Brutal Math on Oakland Child Care

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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