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  •  They have the money. They lie about the money. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sad and hateful, but true.

    Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Main Street. Occupy everything. Force a tsunami of change on the nation.

    by Black Max on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 04:28:09 PM PDT

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    •  It's not true (1+ / 0-)
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      At least, not in our district. I am painfully familiar with it.

      District budgets are public documents. You are entitled to attend board meetings where they are discussed and you're entitled to a copy of it. It's true that in very large districts the money is harder to follow.

      It may be the case that in your district they lie. And that the auditor lies. But every district is different; they are not universal. Many districts have even kept music, usually because the community has added fundraising to keep it.

      In our district, we have the additional problem of being small and rural, so that even when we had money for music, it was not enough for a full time credentialed position. We address this by hiring staff members who are interested in music and using it in lessons and we've creatively addressed it by building an afterschool program which can hire a local professional to come in once a week to teach music at no cost to the kids.

      Budgets have been cut and cut and cut, and the state wants to cut more again next year.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 10:03:53 PM PDT

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