Georgia could save more than $190 million if teachers took six days a year off without pay.
The chairman of the House budget committee on education floated the idea yesterday as a way to help districts struggling during the recession. Rep. Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta) said the savings would go back into systems’ budgets and possibly prevent officials from laying off teachers and other employees.
Other public employees have been forced to take furloughs, including workers at the State Department of Education.
Should teachers face furloughs? What guarantees are there that this would actually save jobs?