Whenever someone raises this issue, my first thought is “ok, but what’s happening with enrollments?” That is, it’s not an obviously bad thing for schools to adjust staffing levels to demand, i.e., enrollment. As shown in the figure, that’s not what’s happening here. Mai makes that point that these jobs cuts are occurring when enrollment has been growing.
As an aside, looking at this figure reminded me a Sen. Rubio’s big, bad idea to turn all the safety programs over to the states. My strong sense is you’d see a lot more picture like the one above, where too many states would be unable or unwilling to ramp up services to meet needs.