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APRIL 22, 2010 12:58PM

Thousands of Teachers Face Layoffs in 2010-2011

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Hundreds of thousands of teachers may lose their jobs this year in the face of state and local budget cuts. The New York Times:

Districts in California have given pink slips to 22,000 teachers. Illinois authorities are predicting 17,000 job cuts in the public schools. And New York has warned nearly 15,000 teachers that their jobs could disappear in June.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan estimated that state budget cuts imperiled 100,000 to 300,000 public school jobs. In an interview on Monday, he said the nation was flirting with “education catastrophe,” and urged Congress to approve additional stimulus funds to save school jobs.

“We absolutely see this as an emergency,” Mr. Duncan said.

When people talk about the financial intervention of the federal government and groan about socialism spreading at the expense of states' rights, do they understand that states governments have been one of the biggest beneficiaries of stimulus spending -- and that every cut Republicans managed to wrangle in the stimulus bill ended up directly costing their constituents not only jobs but quality education and emergency services?

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Ia.) has introduced an emergency act that would provide $23 billion for states to use for compensation and benefits for existing employees. He estimates that right now, 300,000 educators nationwide are employed only through the funding from the stimulus bill. The bill isn't very likely to pass, because it would add to the deficit, and we all know how evil it is to do that.

So here's my question: Why isn't this politicized? Perhaps someone at the DNC, or if they're too busy, someone at MoveOn.Org, should sit down and figure out exactly which jobs were saved by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and then send out letters to all 300,000 teachers, administrators, janitors, and lunch ladies saying, Here are the names of the people (mostly Republicans) who voted to fire you! Why not send a letter to parents, explaining that their kids can only go to school four days a week now, in some districts, forcing them to find expensive child care solutions, because many of their elected officials believe it would be better for state school districts to "learn to live with less," as the Times quotes a former Bush administration official as suggesting.

This isn't one of those cases where there's terrible waste weighing down the system. We're talking about schools schools piling student after student into overcrowded classrooms, schools going without music, art, and physical education, schools firing administrators, teachers, nurses, psychologists, and coaches and still not meeting the costs of educating students. If America really sees education as a priority, why should districts have to learn to live with less? If we really believe, as the ranking Republican on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee says he does, that "Our economy depends on an educated and skilled workforce to be successful in the global market," why isn't there a bill racing through Congress right now to provide additional education funding? And why aren't people explaining that the expiration of Bush tax cuts in December could help make it possible to keep these jobs?

It's the kind of thing the GOP does all the time, only usually their scare messages are less true. You can actually prove that people who voted against the stimulus, who instead wanted a package with even more tax cuts, were against maintaining state budgets at such a level that teachers could keep their jobs.

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You didn't mention the fiasco-in-the-making in New Jersey with its newly elected Republican governor. That idiot stated this week that teachers in NJ refusing to take a pay freeze were brainwashing students to support them and compared that to teachers being drug dealers. Christie is a serious menace to education. One can only hope someone dusts off the rules about recall elections in the state....
Extremely important post. thank-you!
Ugh, I am no big fan of Christie's, either, James, and I agree that's a story that more people should hear. Just ugly.
I saw that one; very depressing.
The unions don't help; they could cut wages and protect younger teachers, although people with more money than average could kick in more, if they reall cared.
I know only a few people in the educational system, and each of them has been affected, from forced early retirement, to demotion, to layoff. America obviously does not consider education a priority.
Your first comment is one that needs to be shouted from the rooftops - "states governments have been one of the biggest beneficiaries of stimulus spending -- and that every cut Republicans managed to wrangle in the stimulus bill ended up directly costing their constituents not only jobs but quality education and emergency services"
I dont recall where this is taking place, but the news reported one district (it may have been in IL) would because of the layoffs have 40 students in each classroom. There is no way these children will learn anything, not even the stuff they need to get a decent score on the standardized tests from which the school will be rated and the teachers will have their incomes tied to.
What it comes down to is the Republican attempt (and very successful by the looks of it) to destroy the Teachers Unions. If people still want to run out into the streets and claim that we need LESS taxes (ie the tea-baggers) then generations of illiterate "service workers" is what America can look forward to. Every day that goes by with the dearth of education funding we lose thousands of children's futures. Disgusting.
Tim, in L.A. they were expecting an increase in 6th-8th grade classrooms so that there would be 37 students per teachers. The teachers' union fought that back and won, at the expense of 12 furlough days a year for teachers. Just bad choices all around.
Er, hard choices, I mean, not "bad" as in badly made.
Given the choice between wage/pension cuts and staff cuts, the unions have chosen the latter, so I think it's only fair to blame them for the fact that public employees are being laid off. However, the blame for getting us into this mess in the first place must fall on those who approved the contracts, and/or voted for the politicians who did.
wow I couldn't read all that bs.

Are you aware that the teachers unoins have refused to accept a pay freeze? That's right. Those poor poor people some of whom only bring in 6 digits a year are all pissed off b/c they won't be getting more when there is major economic problems going on.

You want to save teachers jobs? Tell the whiney over paid bitches to take a pay cut. But no, you would NEVER think of asking them to do thier part, Just pile on more and more debt like money has no meaning at all. I recommend that you tell the teachers how to teach kids to live with nothing, b/c eventually there will be a collapse, if you don't pay attention.
TT: Very few teachers have those six figures, and those who do have been teaching for many years and have several degrees. I don't hear a similar scream about doctors.
I'd just like to see all these yellers and politicians have to deal with classes where less than one half want to, or are prepared to, learn, and the other half are unruly and/or troubled for six to eight hours a day, five days a week. Let them do that and see what salary they will "settle for." I think the powers-that-be, the 21st century "royalty" do not want their "serfs" to be educated in any meaningful way, and these bigshots and their political friends have decided that teachers make a great scapegoats to divert people's attention from that sad fact.
Show them no sympathy. Not counting weekends, how many days do you get off a year? Do you get summer off? Every single last holiday (more than banks)? Do you workd 6-7 hours a day or 8? Do you think they didn't know how kids acted?
Honestly, they are under worked and over paid.

I have a pair of teachers living down the street from me. I live in a small apt above a pizza joint, me and my wife work and get by. They live in a 4 bedroom home, 2 years ago they had a kid and 1 year ago they had another. The wife never returned to work b/c the husband, a teacher of 5 years, made more than enough. So yeah, I don't "think" they are over paid, I "know".
Good work Saturn. I think that those who cut the teaching budgets secretly want a society of home schooled droids. Rated.
the sainted founding fathers intended that the rich should be free to pursue happiness, not that every child be entitled to a good education.

the society you see around you is the natural result of the constitution. you need a new constitution. try democracy, if you want justice to include the children of the poor.
This is the test of the Laffer lie. It does take years of empiricism to deflate some popular myths, but this one's time has arrived. Tax cuts lead to this, not that. Anyone here reminiscing about all that growth? Now that we know.
Another thing that needs to be considered is the effect of these layoffs on college students who are considering careers in teaching.

In theory, we would want to attract the best and brightest minds to careers in the classroom. But how many first-rate students will want to prepare for teaching positions that may not exist after they graduate? The job market for teachers will first have to absorb the 300,000 laid off teachers before new graduate can be hired.

My guess is that we will lose an awful lot of good teachers even before they set foot in the classroom. They will look at the market for teachers, realize that we really aren't interested in education, and decide to go into other fields of study.
Saturn, on this subject your rings are around the drain.

The reason the stimulus didn't save the teachers jobs is because the stimulus was a fraud. We were told lots of things. What we were not told was how they were spending the money to get themselves reelected.

You can forget about the GOP as the source of your problems. Only a small percentage of the stimulus funds have been spent. If teachers were important to those in the White House they would take some of that money and save your teacher jobs. However, it's not important to them. Never was.

Watch, as the elections come closer you will see the rest of the stimulus funds being spent. When they say they have to save the teachers, just before school starts and the elections cycle heats up, you heard it here first.
Two thumbs- this may be anecdotal, but let me take a stab at your proposition.
6 figure teachers? My wife spent 15 years as a classroom special ed teacher, taking on the toughest of urban schools and most impoverished children, often arriving at school after having slept in a car or under a bridge. When not handling the emotionally challenged types, she worked with the most profoundly disabled.
She decided to go back and get a doctorate so she could influence many more students by training teachers to do what she loved. She now teaches at a research 1 state university (after investing 13 yrs into her own education). What does she make? Under $65k. How much time does she have off? If you go by the time we get to spend together, it is usually just Sunday nites, occasionally Saturday if Ive hounded her enough.
Presently she is at an out of state conference where she is presenting some of her research. She has to pay her own way to and from said conference as well as all attendant fees. Why does she do this? To hopefully someday have a wider effect on the teachers who may teach your children.
As I said, anecdotal. But I see nothing in your comments other than talking-point spew.
A lot of teaching is like a custom-catered service. I've long thought it's time to develop a McDonald's approach. Create a curriculum that worked out right down the the lesson plan, so that it doesn't take much skill to deliver (relatively speaking.) Figure out how to deliver an acceptable education between between computer learning; low-skilled, low-wage teachers and fewer highly-paid, highly-skilled teachers.

I don't mention this as the ideal solution to education, but perhaps a better response to reality than jamming 40 kids in a classroom headed by a demoralized teacher making under 50K/year.
Good teachers spend time trying to figure out if their kids are learning and, if not, how to adjust their plans, techniques, etc., to make sure the kid does learn. Teaching is not like the McDonald's menu. It takes skill and dedication and lots of hard work to figure this stuff out.

Let's say the average person works 40 hours a week at their supposed "9-5" job with 2 weeks vacation, plus another week of holidays. That's 1,960 hours a year.

Teachers might only "put in" 5 hours a weekday on delivery of content, but I guarantee that most are putting in at least another 4 on weekdays for planning, grading, meetings, communicating with parents, etc, plus a good 10-12 on the weekends. That gets us 55 hours a week. Over the 37 weeks of the school year, that's 2,035 hours for the year. Add to that the amount of planning and training that goes into the summer, when teachers are supposedly "off." (Let's be conservative and say it's only another 40 hours total.)

That gets me, as a teacher, clocking in at almost 2,100 hours for the year and the 9-5-er at the aforementioned 1,960. But I'm overpaid and underworked at $40,000 a year with a Master's degree.

(It is also worth pointing out that teacher pay varies wildly from state to state and from district to district within those states. Some teachers might be making more money than me, but they also probably live in a place where the cost of living is *gasp* higher.)

Never mind those pitying looks: you're a teacher, you poor schmuck. You must not have had anything better to do with your life/brains.
Two Thumbs: Teachers do not "get summer off." Teachers do not work in the summer because they contract to work for ten months. Often teachers take classes or attend professional development (usually at their own expense) in the summer to keep their certificates current, to learn new skills, and to keep abreast of current research in education.
I'm in nj, and I can not even understand how we got this asshole republican governor. I got my teaching degree 3 years ago and have been looking for a job since. Guess what, now there really aren't any.
and two thumbs is obviously an idiot.
1. teachers do planning, proffessional development, etc in the summers
2. they spend many many hours working after the school day is over. Grading papers, writing plans, contacting parents, etc.
3. They spend a lot of their own money on classroom supplies. Tons.
4. Just because your neighbors manage their finances better than you do, does not mean he is over paid. Is it his fault you and your wife live in an apartment over a pizza joint? You can find out his salary exactly, look on line for your districts information it is on public record. Teachers have to pay to go to college and earn a degree that should garauntee a decent wage to support their families. Sorry you are such a jealous loser that blames others for your own shortcomings.
As a teacher looking for work, I am told there will be no hiring, classes will simply be made bigger which means we are going backward. Your point is so very important but how to get it to the people who can do something about it?
Lime, having been a consultant and seen the processes consulting firms use to leverage their expensive, experienced staff with cheaper, clueless recent graduates and having seen the way many schools work, I'd say there is a big opportunity for getting more value for money by completely reorganizing what and how teachers teach.

One example, 20% of kids change schools every year, yet the US has no standardized curriculum, nor standards for what is reading at grade level. 3rd grade level in Massachusetts is 4th grade level in Michigan. Same with math. Of course it's harder to teach if you are guaranteed to have some kids without the right background for what you are teaching. When my daughter went from a school with low standards to a school with high standards, she didn't meet the higher standards. She was behind in writing, which required extra teacher effort to catch her up. That is a systemic flaw that leads to extra teacher effort. Effort that could be better used some other way.

Without taking away the low-value activities of teachers or supplying solutions for repetitive activities, of course, a teacher is going to be extremely busy.

My kids were at a school where the teachers did a lot of curriculum development. The teachers that were good at curriculum development were good teachers. Some teachers never got it together. My daughter learned nothing in 2nd grade. Then, my kids moved to a school where there was a fixed, purchased curriculum. The teachers focus a lot more on how to teach, than what to teach. The result is that there may be a few mediocre teachers, but no awful ones. There's a much better progression of skills from grade to grade.

The other issue for me is that school management is pretty awful. In a consulting business, you recognize that your biggest asset is your employees. You focus on hiring good staff, training them in your system and developing their skills. You pay a lot of attention to the quality of work they do, since that is your reputation.

I'm not a teacher, so I'm not going to say I know all the answers, but when I look at what teachers on OS say about their teaching and their schools, I think no one would run a business this way. Not even a business with the goal of maximizing test scores.

But it's not an issue of lousy teachers, it's a systemic issue.

I visited an effective, but overcrowded school in England. The kids rotated out to recess, gym and lunch, 1/3 of a class at a time, to allow the teacher to work with smaller groups of kids in a class of about 30. By figuring out an effective system for leveraging their teachers, the school did a much better job that those teachers would have done without it. For most of the time, the teacher was working with a group of 10, a group of 10 was out of the class, and the remaining group was doing some activity, like writing, that needed less supervision.

I'm not recommending overcrowding classrooms (this one was big enough for no more than 25 kids and they had 30), but it's an example of how looking at the system and workflows, and high and low-skilled activities (this school used a lot of teachers' aides) can produce much better results.
Twothumbs, myrealtruth, and tomreedtoon: SUCK MY SHORTS.

I love the generalizations from you trolls: no empirical data, just anecdotes, generalizations, and outright lies. Also pure jealousy. Seriously, stop being whiny bitches yourself. "Oh the couple down the road is doing better than me...wah wah wah." "Oh the ex-girlfriend is mean when she and her friends unwind after work and bitch about there job...ergo all teachers suck." Seriously, STFU. Never mind that multiple real teachers explained their reality, their real pay level, and their commitment, only to get the patronizing "oh, I sure you're the exceptions, not the rule."
Any teacher could and would tell you that their job is hard, demanding, and exhausting. The pay is not great. The demands are intense. Also, as pointed out, while the vacations and summer are there, they might just MAYBE balance out the night-time and weekend and vacation consuming grading and lesson planning, not to mention college recommendation writing, summer program recommendation writing, continuing education in discipline classes, professional development classes, degree requirement classes, ethics workshops, textbook reviews, computer training classes, unpaid chaperoning of trips, dances, concerts, and sporting events, and unpaid advising of various school clubs. Did I mention that most of the workshops are either unpaid or the teacher themselves have to pay for them?

I'm not going to comment on your life. Sounds like you have a lot of unresolved anger that obviously can't be salved by posting angry screeds on blogs.
If you misinterpreted, that's on you. My point was that your experience, which sounds pretty unfortunate, is not global. The world isn't a macrocosm of your life. Policy by anecdote doesn't work out very well.
Obviously you hold a deep dislike of teachers. I don't know what your experiences as a student were, but they don't seem to be all that positive. As a human being, that depresses me. Sincerely.
That said, I'm pretty sure the individuals you've encountered are not the majority of teachers. Not the ones I've dealt with in my travels and experiences as a parent. I'd bet the multiple teachers on this blog would concur. But what would they know, since to you they're all "liars"?
To ms cherae: You blame the job shortage and layoffs for your not getting a teaching position. Maybe, just maybe, there are as many spelling and punctuation errors in your resume and cover letter as there are in your comments here. How can you expect to set standards in a classroom when your language skills are woefully deficient?
for data on pay, etc. http://www.teachersalaryinfo.com/index.html
Sad, but true. At the end of March, I was called into the office with my Principal and assistant teacher. We were both let go because of budget cuts. It was my second year teaching at this small school. It was received with mixed emotions, it was getting to the point where I could not go to work there one more day, due to the administration-but was willing to see to the end of the school year. I was still very into teaching the kids and going about our daily activities. What surprised me the most was that although, I did not see eye to eye with my principal on many things, she actually broke down and cried. Her philosophy and ideals were just outdated. Here in Arizona, it is the first thing our legislature cuts from their budget, and people wonder why in Arizona sucks so much. In addition to the recent issue over the immigration laws passing. My state is a sad state of affairs.
Saturn Smith, you should be ashamed of yourself for this one-sided huckstering for the teacher's union. Tomreedtoon and Two Thumbs are correct; the rest of you are just shilling for yourself (or your spouse's) fat paychecks. Teacher's Unions have stood in the way of progress and change in the US educational system now for over 4 decades with the result that we once had the best educational system in the world and now are somewhere below LATVIA.

Among the egregious lies here are that teacher's do not get "summers off" because "they have a 10 month contract". Try more like an eight and a half month contract. And what do you call summer WITH NO WORK when you STILL RECEIVE A PAYCHECK? Of course, it is perfectly legal and union-sanctioned. Anyone who claims this does not occur EVERYWHERE (yes, spendthrift Massachusetts to stingy Arizona) is flat out lying or blind. And please do not insult me by saying "teacher's work at home on lesson plans all summer". I know teachers. I have teachers in my family. I have teachers for neighbors (as well as school administrators). I see what they do ALL SUMMER LONG and it is not lesson plans -- it is playing with the kids, sipping iced tea on the deck, going on LOOONG vacations -- while I work all day.

I cannot vouch for every district in the US. I live in the Midwest, in a Rustbelt state that is broke and losing population. But our teachers earn an AVERAGE -- AVERAGE not EXCEPTIONAL -- of $85K a year. They start now at over $45K a year and that is for a 22 year old kid straight out of teacher's college with zero experience. This is indisputable and you can look it up (as someone correctly stated, teacher's astronomical salaries are a public record). They get "step increases" every year for fourteen years, ALONG WITH cost of living increases -- a DOUBLE RAISE EVERY YEAR -- until they "top out" at around $105K...but you can add 20% to that if you get a master's degree. BTW, that master's degree is A. tax deductible as a work expense, B. special programs so you can go on your summer break and C. you get the raise no matter what -- if it isn't needed to teach GYM or TYPING, no problem you still get the increase.

Our teachers pay NOTHING WHATSOEVER towards the most gold-plated health care on earth (The French and Canadians would be drooling with envy) -- NO copays, NO deductibles and $4 prescriptions and for a whole family, and FOR LIFE. They have unlimited sick leave (which they abuse regularly, forcing taxpayers to cough up about $200 a day for a "substitute"). They get two weeks off at Christmas and another week at Easter and then at least a dozen other days for Columbus Day or President's Day or teacher' conference days (holidays not even BANKERS get).

Then the retirement plan: retire after as little as 25 years, OR 30 years with FULL PENSION which is almost 90% of final salary (plus the health insurance and other bennies FOR LIFE). If you start teaching at 22, that means you can retire as young as 47. Did I mention earlier that teachers can never ever be fired for any reason???

And what do WE the taxpayers and school children of Ohio get for all this largess? Declining educational standards, kids who can't read, weird experimental programs that don't work ("Whole Language", anyone?), constant slacking, kids graduating without skills or basic knowledge. And Salonistas -- Ohio is only in the MIDDLE of schools in the US. Some are much, much worse.

And what does this cost us? I now pay almost twice as much in real estate taxes (which go almost entirely to the schools) as I do FOR MY MORTGAGE. And the cost goes up yearly...."inflation"...never mind it is only 1% these days and that many taxpayers are unemployed. We still must be taxed to the hilt "for the schools"! If you complain, you get ripped as "hating children" no matter how untrue.

As far as the lie about "40 kids in a class" -- I was a baby boomer. When I was a child, ALL MY CLASSES had 40 kids or more. I have the class photos to prove it! and one teacher, NO AIDES. And we did just fine -- vastly better and more proficient than any kids today, as we had no "grade inflation" and no "gifted & talented" program (for whites only). Class size is proven not to matter as much as having good teaching -- and you can't have good teaching when almost every teacher is an overpaid prima donna just counting days until the next big summer break and/or lifelong party retirement on the taxpayers dime.

Frankly, what we need is to wipe the slate clean like Rhode Island -- fire all of them. Every teacher and administrator. There are MILLIONS of qualified ordinary Americans, with college degrees, who could go into a classroom and out-teach any so-called "teaching expert" and do it for less than half the cost, and be grateful simply for basic health insurance, let alone the bloated benefits teacher's now demand as "their rights" (rights which exceed everybody else in the world).

Let me put you guys straight: TEACHERS expect to live and work in a SOCIALIST WORKER'S PARADISE and have it all paid for by serfs (me) who must slave under a dog-eat-dog laissez faire capitalist system. And that will not last forever; we taxpayers will not tolerate your arrogance and abuse and TOTAL INCOMPETENCE AT TEACHING OUR KIDS forever.


Lastly to clarify another few points: in our district, the school day (actual teaching hours, not lunch or recess) IS FOUR AND A HALF HOURS. 4.5 hours!!!! Kids get out at 2:30PM. High school: 1:00PM. If you think teacher's "stay and work", please come here and join me in the parking lot to watch them drive off like bats out of hell at 2:45PM. And on Tuesdays, THEY LEAVE AN HOUR EARLIER; it is "teacher conference day". Yes, even for the gym teacher, the art teacher, the typing instructor.

For the record, I work in an entirely different field and I have to "take work home" every night and weekend, plus show up for work events that can run to 2AM in the evening...at ZERO extra pay or benefits. The idea that teachers do something that ordinary workers do not is a bizarre lie and totally wrongheaded, and it must be stopped.
Oh YAY! The Angry Salon Letters brigade finally lurched their way to OS.

Don't fret, SS, tomreerdoon and laurel hate EVERYTHING. You could give them a chocolate chip cookie and they'd bitch that it wasn't oatmeal.
laurel, you really think teachers have it easy??? One of the teachers at my school didn't even finish out the year because she had a nervous break down......stress level got to her.

MOST teachers do work extra hours after school grading papers and preparing lessons. You THINK its easy and teacher just roll out of bed and show up to class unprepared and just teach and students behave appropriately and evey thing is easy but you don't realize to get kids to behave appropriately teachers are ON them from day one and worked them.

Not to mention NOW they have STANDARDS which I have to teach kids things that are way beyond their level. I had to teach 7th grade pre-algebra kids volume and surface area??? They had to remember 7 formulas for their bench mark SEVEN!!!! Do you remember learning ANY formulas in 7th grade???

Try teaching a few days FIRST since you think its so EASY.....after a month I guarantee you will change your prespective.

I don't think teacher are underpaid but.........they are certainly NOT overpaid.
$329 million for each F-22 Joint Strike Fighter. A total of $62 billion for a plane that the defense dept., Secretary Gates, in particular is on record as not wanting. I cannot believe the vitriol over saving teachers and maintaining and trying to improve eduactional standards. While it is true that we need to find more efefctie and cost-efficient ways to deliver instruction of America's 55 million public school children, we're not there yet. In the meanwhile, let's get behind the bill currently moving through Congress sponsored by Sen. Harkin (IA) entitled the "Keep Our Educators Working Act." No doubt, there is ample waste in public school systems; and we need to sue innovative and creative ways to reduce overhead while at the same time improving instruction. Keep in mind bureaucracies exist to sustain themselves. The changes must be forced or we will keep coming back to the troth with hat in hand. First, however, let's take the Defense Dept.'s word for it and re-allocate the $62 billion in jets that they said they don't want.
New York State should lessen the healthcare/retirement benefits of police, fire, and civil service employees to the point that the New York State budget can actually afford. Other than the fact that municipal worker's unions have gutted this state almost to the point of not being able to recover--ever--we as a people to to live within our means.
I'm not saying that our police, fireppl, and --God forbid--DMV workers don't deserve to retire after 20 years at 50% salary so they can enter the workforce in the private sector and receive state benefits in addition to their regular salaries. Surely they deserve every penny. I'm saying that we can't afford to let our neighbors take advantage of the rest of us taxpayers anymore.

If we can't afford good teachers for our kids, at least we know the police, fire, and DMV service will be outstanding. But seriously, the point is that the people of New York State need to set the taxes at a rate that will afford us the ability to purchase the services we need the government to provide and/or provide less services and be able to lower taxes, but all within our means--not depending on Federal aid. Federal aid should go to reducing taxes.
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This is happen because the economy level is not very well stabilized. In fact the US administration seems to not have a correct understood of the actual problems. Maybe it will be one of the come backs of the year and the administration will change its mind. asigurari rca ieftin
I don't understand the concept: cut the education budget and we will survive the crisis, this is a very inopportune and a short term solution. How we will solve the future problems without well prepared professionals. Having a masters degrees in communications I believe that authorities lack communication with technocrats, they follow only political reasons but forget the other aspects.
Because of the issues in education all domains will face big problems due to the lack of specialists. For example if my teachers will have to leave I won't be able to finish the masters in health care administration and the health care system will suffer because the number of the specialist in health care domain will be diminished, and this type of examples could appear in every domain.