Schools in general are cutting their budgets, laying off teacher, bus drivers, special needs programs even.
The only way there will ever be a difference is if you start making one. Get up and get people in your community involved in the conversation, talk to people in your district's PTA.
Jobs are being cut because the business isn't making enough because so many people's hours are being cut... it's not just how thigs go oh well... people like you need to raise their voice outside of places like this! Find others that feel the same, talk, see what you can come up with as far as a solution and present it to your government. It's the people themselves that can make the changes start... the only problem is that most younger people just don't care... most, but you are one of the exceptions. So something about it!
ps - go to Barnes and noble this weekend and buy 1 book, see if you can get anyone else to do the same... if the book store goes... so will the authors...