State Spending and Educational Funding an issue across the country?I would love some thoughts and ideas about State Spending and Budget issues and the effects on Education. My school district is pushing on elected officials as to the short falls in educational budgets. I see that many school districts are TOP heavy and that is where the cuts need to be made. Like a flower, do you cut the Roots (Teachers and Programs) or do you cut the leaves (ADMIN) so they can grow new and better leaves?This has a direct impact on teachers and the community. People dont want to move to schools that have programs. I am looking for concrete data that supports the theory of consoldidating school districts saves money !!!I am looking for concrete data that shows taking forign language and Strings(Band) out of schools at the elementry level has HUGE effects.May 23 2010 - Lexington0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.