In this article, the city of Klameth Falls, Oregon is considering making it a four day school week in order to save money. Officials have talked about the rough times in recent years: layoffs, increased class size and employee unions having to make concessions. They said it was unprecedented.
I view this as something that was inevitable. It is happening all across the country. I believe it is because America no longer makes anything, that we are a service based economy. If we don't make anything, we don't sell either. Thus, revenues have gone down and we have free trade agreements and our leaders to thank for it.