Mishawaka cutting twenty five teachers. In a town of fewer than 50,000 people, that's a lot!
When the local government is short $4.7 million over 2 years, this is what it cuts, not some mythical victimless "government waste." Twenty five families will be pushed into financial upheaval, with the possibility in some cases of mortgage default and bankruptcy. Classrooms will grow that much larger and the other teachers will have to pick up the slack with classes that much more difficult to manage. Students all over the school district will get that much less individual attention.
The amount of money Mishawaka residents will save per capita on average: $51 per year. About $4 a month.