Kai Joost, Baltic Reports
Education funding cuts by the Tallinn municipal government and Estonian national government could result in the teacher layoffs and closure of secondary schools to overcome cash shortfalls.
As the City of Tallinn is short of money due to declining tax revenue, it decided to reduce funding for local high schools Thursday while negotiating its 2010 budget. The national government faces a parallel situation, and is considering closing schools with declining attendance to save on building maintenance costs.
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