Schools don't need money

Pop-quiz: What could be worse than the recently passed House budget?

Answer: The new Senate budget!

The Senate released their budget targets this morning, and they confirm what we've been hearing from lawmakers for weeks - more cuts in the worst possible places.

This is just the basic framework, but the goal to take money from K-12 education and give it to the UNC system seem to be reality.

Overall, the Senate aims to spend approximately $10.6 billion on all of public education. That’s $671 million less than Gov. Perdue’s proposed budget, $1.2 billion less than the 2011-12 base budget and approximately $567 million less than public education (K-12, community colleges and UNC System) received last year.

Let the way-leaner-than-they-need-to-be times roll.