Texas - Districts across the state are laying off thousands of teachers after the Texas House approves slashing $4 billion from public schools.
Officials say more than 80% of education costs are personnel-related.
The lay offs will likely result in larger class sizes.
Lawmakers say the school finance bill will also cut pre-kindergarten funding for a full day to only a half day.
Under the current law, Texas is required to pay schools more than what Republicans say they want to spend.