Everyone is saying government agencies need to cut spending. There is a real simple solution for schools, fire departments, police agencies, parks, etc. The cuts shouldn't be at the bottom. This hurts education and all other agencies. The trimming needs to start at the top. There is more waste in the upper layers of all agencies.
Yes, we need people to run these departments. We don't need to pay the huge salaries we do. We don't need three six-figure people in charge of a school district. We need people, but not three when one will be able to do the job.
Make the cuts at the top of the tree, don't cut the roots.