Katherine Paist, right, and Chakier Francis, left, hold up signs and cheer during the protests against the cuts to the Hope Scholarship and pre-K programs on Monday, March 7,2011 in Atlanta. Gov. Nathan Deal said he is revamping his plans to cut the state's prekindergarten program to a half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers. The program will remain a full day but the school year will be cut from 180 days to 160 days, and class sizes will increase by two students to 22 each, Deal said. The moves will allow the state to cut $54 million from the cash-strapped program while adding 2,000 slots, which will put a dent in the 10,000-student waiting list. The cuts are part of Deal's plan to keep lottery-funded programs, pre-k and the HOPE scholarship, from going broke. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Johnny Crawford)
Katherine Paist, right, and Chakier Francis, left, hold up signs and cheer during the protests against the cuts to the Hope Scholarship and pre-K programs on Monday, March 7,2011 in Atlanta. Gov. Nathan Deal said he is revamping his plans to cut the state's prekindergarten program to a half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers. The program will remain a full day but the school year will be cut from 180 days to 160 days, and class sizes will increase by two students to 22 each, Deal said. The moves will allow the state to cut $54 million from the cash-strapped program while adding 2,000 slots, which will put a dent in the 10,000-student waiting list. The cuts are part of Deal's plan to keep lottery-funded programs, pre-k and the HOPE scholarship, from going broke. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Johnny Crawford)
published Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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