Okay, so I'm about to start college in January. So hopefully I will graduate in four years with a degree in Elementary Education. I will then go for my Master's. Given the horrendous economical state of US public schools, how worried should I be? Every month it seems there are new cuts. In the schools near me, there is a furlough day every week or two. In Los Angeles, there is a furlough day every week. It's getting out of hand. I don't understand how cutting education funding helps the economy. Taking away from children will hurt the whole world in the long run.