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  •  Somewhat Off Topic Ellinorianne (4+ / 0-)

    A few weekends ago I was long talk with my father. In the town he lives on there is a small community college where he sits on the board of directors. The state owns them millions. They are about to make huge staff cuts.

    They've already cut everywhere else possible that doesn't include staff. One area was magazines and periodicals. He said maybe 10 years ago when there were budget problems a local business would step in and pick up the tab, cause it was great PR.

    Heck there is one of the better high schools in my area that has the sign out in front of the school, changed weekly, that highlights the state owns then $1.1 million an counting.

    I just don't know why local businesses are not getting involved. I mean think about a place like Subway (I assume soccer moms are fans). Pick up the tab for the magazines and periodicals or other subscription services. It just makes no sense to me.

    But I've off topic here ......

    "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

    by webranding on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 12:42:36 PM PDT

    •  My husband (5+ / 0-)

      is only teaching half his classes this summer.   It's going to be a really tough summer for us and on top of it, there are lots of other financial issues hitting us.  But what do you do?  You keep fighting.

      It's all on topic by the way, because we're all hurting and the last thing we need to do is make drastic, permanent cuts to teacher pay and attempt to destroy public education.

      "We just won the great unfinished fight of the 20th century. Now we need to win the fight of the 21st - the battle for our planet. This is our time to do it."

      by Ellinorianne on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 12:47:57 PM PDT

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      •  I Am A Marketing Guy At My Core (4+ / 0-)

        Lets say I am a national arts and craft store. A manager at a store hears the local school is going to layoff the art teacher. Maybe the salary is $37,500 year. I'd kind of see a lot of benefit of that national chain picking up that salary and kept the teacher in the school. I mean that 10 year old that might get into arts and crafts cause of that teacher staying around, in ten years will be a customer.

        BTW: Sorry to hear about your situation.

        "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

        by webranding on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 12:52:05 PM PDT

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