Schools around this country are laying off teachers and other school personnel like never before. Class sizes will go up; academic programs are being cut; as well as sports and extracurricular activities. Have you attended a school board meeting? Has anyone ever asked how much it is costing to educate illegal aliens and anchor babies in your child's school? You won't get a straight answer, but ask anyway. It should be part of the conversation, in light of these dire times. I'd like to see that question in the paper every time they report on cuts, layoffs and/or school tax increases.