[Dixielandjazz] School Districts as prospects
TCASHWIGG at aol.com
TCASHWIGG at aol.com
Sat Mar 12 11:12:33 PST 2005
In a message dated 3/12/05 9:49:12 AM Pacific Standard Time,
barbonestreet at earthlink.net writes:
> Basically, as a positive thinker, I see the thought that all Schools in the
> Golden State have no money as simply a reaction to News media stories that
> California is going to hell in a hand basket.
Yes, while 80% of our Taxes collected go to the SCHOOLS, so somebody is lying
their asses off as usual. So does 34% of the great California Lottery
revenue, so they say, :))
However when the Politicians passed the Lottery Laws they quietly reduced
their funding to the schools from Tax revenues they were already collecting by
34% passing it over to the Lottery. Unfortunately when the Lottery lost it's
initial appeal to players and started taking in far less money than had been
projected, it left the schools in a cash flow crunch that the politicians don't
care to fix by putting back the funds they diverted to other use like salary
and benefit increases for themselves for being so clever.
There are only two things that get attention for the schools in the media.
#1. We are going to be forced to lay off teachers (so we can afford to pay
ourselves for administrating the teachers who no longer work here).
#2. When that argument is dispelled, they then say we are going to close
schools, and at the same time they are buying property to build new schools at
much higher costs.
There are vacant school properties all over this State and others too I am
One of the so called poorest school districts in this area recently got
caught red-handed taking their administrators on wonderful weekend retreat at Big
Sur squandering $60,000.00 of taxpayers money for education.
The system needs to be totally gutted and started over with competent people,
it is not because they don't have enough money, They have more than enough
money and have to continue to invent ways of squandering it or it gets cut out
of next year's budget.
"I am the Tax Man"
"We're in the Money"
"Pennies from Heaven"
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