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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Another thing to blame on the recession

Why hadn't I thought of this before?  A colleague mentioned that the recession is increasing the number of students eligible for free and reduced lunch, and it hit me: a bad economy increases the demand for E-Rate funding.  I would imagine that most schools didn't see a change in their E-Rate discount (if the percentage of eligible students climbed from 12% to 18%, for example, the discount stays at 40%).  But I'd imagine that a significant number of schools saw an increase in their discount.

I wonder what percentage of the increase in funding demand can be attributed to the recession.  I'll have to get my database guy on it next week.

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