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Victims of Downsizing: Saving School Counseling

Tina R. Paone and Jill Packman


As corporate America downsizes, so do American schools. Counseling program budgets are among the first on the chopping block. Anyone interested in saving school counseling must be armed with an arsenal of knowledge and ideas to sell school counseling to administrators. Through this article, the authors provide the reader with information to enlighten even the most stubborn school administrators. Readers will gain resources to make their jobs invaluable and to maximize their school counseling programs even in the event of downsizing. School counselors as a whole need to continue to work to develop a stronger voice for themselves and for the valuable work that they are doing

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