States like South Dakota which are facing a fiscal squeeze have moved to cut the number of school days in the week. No doubt the Tea Party and Republicans will be delighted by this sort of fiscal 'responsibility.'
Shame, if they knew the word and its meaning, would be a more appropriate reaction.
You might think that those who measure life with dollar signs would take some note that the good education that helped place them at the top of the heap won't be worth as much if the drones get any stupider. And that's not to mention the good of what used to be called the nation.
Oh well ... I guess the Indians and the Chinese can do the work.