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According to the New York Times, New York area schools are a prime example of the nationwide budget struggles facing public school leaders. For example, just two weeks before the start of the 2009-2010 school year, approximately 1,800 teaching jobs in various New York City public schools remained vacant. While school leaders desperately wanted to fill the teaching job openings, reduced operating funds left leaders with very limited options. In fact, the Education Department enforced a mandatory hiring freeze in the spring of 2009, prohibiting the hiring of new and/or returning teachers until further notice.