The public sector workforce provides essential services for our communities and country. Yet despite the value of this important sector, workers in this field face constant scrutiny from politicians and many in the public. I believe it is important for us to realize the relevance of this shift in spending. Certainly it is important for public managers to maintain a balanced budget. However, we cannot continue to drawback on public services that are critical to business, public welfare, and the nation.
The following NY Times article highlights the current state of the public sector across the nation. I welcome comments. We at CUNY cannot afford to stand idle as the public sector is gutted.