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  •  If they want that in schools... (1+ / 0-)
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    bakeneko

    then they need to specifically allot funding for that.  You can't just say 'ok, we're bumping up school funding by X dollars', oh, and by the way, you've got to hire on Y mental health professionals per thousand students.  

    Ideally, the state would be the direct employer of all of those new hires, since school district funding varies so widely from district to district.  The state could then assign such folks to every school district based on the number of students in the district.  (The reality is that poorer districts probably need more, but just try getting that passed without the richer districts blowing their lids.)

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