A lot of us have been writing about the impact of state and local budget cuts from a macro perspective, focusing on the hundreds of thousands of public-sector jobs lost and slower GDP growth as a result. (Below, see a useful graph summarizing these developments.)
But what’s missing here is a more granular picture of how these cuts are playing out on the ground. So, if you see something, say something. IE, have you seen any evidence of these cuts in your state, city, or town? Larger classroom sizes, more waiting time for services, fewer library hours? Or, if you haven’t seen anything, that’s important too.
Obviously, not exactly a scientific study here, but I’m interested in what, if anything, folks are seeing.
Update: Wow–I’m getting great stuff from the OTE universe! Keep it coming and we will compile, reflect, and write up. Apparently, as one commenter mentioned, IAYA should be a new posting category (I Ask, You Answer).