Between a rock and a hard place, there are still better choices

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School district officials, faced with declining local revenue while state coffers take in stimulus dough, are scouring their budgets to see what they might do without. While admittedly few of the choices are palatable, some of the proposals for money-saving made our eyes bug out. Can you tell the real ideas from our inventions? See answers at the end of this item.

Answers (1, 2, 4 , 5, 8 and 9 are real proposals. 6 has been tried by a teacher.)