04/18/2011 01:54 pm ET | Updated Jun 18, 2011

Losing the Future, One Budget Cut at a Time

Across the country, from New York, where I live now, to California, where I lived for years, essential government services are being gutted and America's long-term future doomed. We read about it in the headlines daily but if you have a child in public school like me you're probably already feeling the effects. These Millikan Middle Schoolers in California want to let you know how it's effecting them: