(Michigan shut down an entire school district and laid off every teacher. Original YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrr4iUJDTnY.)
The Chicago Public School System is also shutting down 55 schools.....not to rebuild them, but to close a $1 billion deficit. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave America's school system a letter grade of "D", noting "Public school enrollment is projected to gradually increase through 2019, yet state and local school construction funding continues to decline."
Meanwhile, it has been estimated that over $3 trillion in government revenue has been lost to tax evasion since 2001.
Welcome to the Reverse New Deal, where teachers, schools, and children are abandoned so that income inequality can flourish.