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  •  actually it doesn't (0+ / 0-)

    there are districts at over 30,000 and some as low as 4,000+

    find something else to pick at.

    In too many states the 3-1 ratio is all too well known.

    do we still have a Republic and a Constitution if our elected officials will not stand up for them on our behalf?

    by teacherken on Sun Jan 24, 2010 at 05:50:26 PM PST

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    •  Again, big numbers sound good and say nothing. (0+ / 0-)

      Show us where the extra money would go and how it would improve things. This is compelling information. Ignoring the fact that the cost of living in the USA varies greatly does not tell me anything I don't already know.

      I voted with my feet. Good Bye and Good Luck America!!

      by shann on Sun Jan 24, 2010 at 06:42:09 PM PST

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      •  you still want to fight reality (0+ / 0-)

        Imagine average teacher salaries of 90K.  Imagine support staff such as teacher aides, fully staffed libraries, professional specialists in hearing, vision and psychology, properly trained counselors, sufficent staffing with RNs in the building.

        All of which are relevant to a positive learning environment.

        do we still have a Republic and a Constitution if our elected officials will not stand up for them on our behalf?

        by teacherken on Sun Jan 24, 2010 at 06:58:53 PM PST

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        •  Whether I get it or not means nothing. (0+ / 0-)

          I retired overseas and don't vote in local elections anymore. You have to persuade a judge to make changes or get the local voters to approve a bond issue. So, this is who this discussion is really geared to.

          I voted with my feet. Good Bye and Good Luck America!!

          by shann on Sun Jan 24, 2010 at 08:11:43 PM PST

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          •  wrong on both (0+ / 0-)
            1.  general spending on schools is not bonded, but supported by general tax revenues and funds transferred from state and federal governments.   With respect to schools, bonding is applicable to school facilities construction
            1.  Unless you can show violation of either an applicable statute or a constitutional provision (federal or state) a judge has no authority to modify the level of funding per student.

            do we still have a Republic and a Constitution if our elected officials will not stand up for them on our behalf?

            by teacherken on Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 04:55:54 AM PST

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