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  •  In California... (9+ / 0-)

    school funding is a mishigas of local fees, property taxes and lottery disbursements, with some programmatically directed funding specified by State Ballot Propositions passed by direct vote and of course tuition at post Elementary and High School institutions. Which does not account for  direct fees assessed for "special programs" like music, arts, special education, athletics and other non-curriculum specific classes and activities.

    In my children's school district if you want to go to Summer School, you have to pay for it, unless performance towards graduation requires attendance, and even then a fee is assessed.

    Prop 13, crushed the educational budgets in California and destroyed the tax base for adequate funding of school districts.

    "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are..." George Santayana

    by KJG52 on Sun Feb 28, 2010 at 03:24:03 AM PST

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    •  Oh I understand the difficulties of CA (6+ / 0-)

      and yes, Prop 13 destroyed what had been perhaps the best public school system in the United States.  Now what has happened with your state budget especially under your current governor is destroying what had been perhaps the best state college and university system.

      In our school system, even if you need the credits to graduate, you must pay for summer school.  Or night school.

      As of yet we are not requiring parents to pay fees for students to play athletics or participate in things like band -  we do fund raisers to help pay for various things.  Pizza after school and donuts and muffins before school are very popular sources of revenue.

      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 Feb 28, 2010 at 03:33:16 AM PST

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