This practice is reverberating around the country. As good as Texas is, as well as it weathered the recession, public services are not immune to budget cuts.
The Texas Education Agency is laying off 178 employees this week as part of budget cuts ordered by the state Legislature. via KBTX Texas Education Agency to Lay Off 178 Employees.
The Texas Legislature had to cut something, unfortunately education was a big looser when the budget was finalized.
Media is reporting many local job cuts. College Station is cutting 27 positions. Bryan is cutting 20 jobs. Texas A&M already cut more than 150 jobs and more may be on the way.
“This Legislature will go down in the history books as the worst for public education in a generation,” said Rep. Mike Villarreal, D-San Antonio. “Now it’s time for legislators to go home and explain to their communities why they voted for or against these historic education cuts. via The Three Way Attack on Texas Public Education; Part One: Fiscal Responsibility « Education in Texas.