The budgetary chickens are coming home to roost as newspapers run stories about school districts having to cut back significantly to meet the financial shortfalls. With no money forthcoming from the states since they’re broke as well, all manner of things are on the block to bring the budget into balance. While some can talk about reinstituting programs later when the money is available, the simple reality is that we’re resetting to a new and lower norm of spending. There simply isn’t the money to cover all of the promises made and obligations taken on. So what can I do for my kids in what’s sure to be a tighter, more competitive educational environment?
I can kick their ass.