It's been said that tough times call for tough measures.
The ongoing recession, a weak housing market and high unemployment have forced cuts to California's schools. Officials have already forecast a $15.7 billion deficit for next year's state budget.
The financial doom and gloom reached Sacramento last week, when teachers from the Sacramento City Unified School District agreed to take at least two furlough days over the next years. And if voters don't approve tax increases this November, Raymond's lette said "massive" cuts will force teachers to take up to 10 more furlough days.
Tough measures, indeed—but are they the right measures?
Tell us what you think by taking our poll. Do you agree with Sacramento teachers taking more furlough days this year? Do you think teachers should take even more furlough days to save more money?
Or do you feel the cuts should come from elsewhere and teachers shouldn't take furloughs at all?