Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, North Carolina "In the fields I am in (teaching, education as a student, and disabilities services) the appearance is no. We've had more cuts to funding in schools, loans, services, and staff than I've ever seen. Being in North Carolina, I can complain the funding for education is one of the lowest nationally. I've seen some fields appear to be improving and it shows through those who are changing jobs after long-time service. Overall, until we stop spending billions of dollars at a whim, the economy isn't going to improve. I just can't see improvement when the numbers keep getting deeper into the red. I worry we'll end up like Greece."