School levies in Canal Winchester and Hilliard failed yesterday.

As a result they will need to cut $25 million over the next three years, degrading the quality of education children in those cities recieve.

Nice job, voters.

But it’s not just their fault. It’s no secret that education funding across the country is seriously fucked up- mainly because our priorities are screwed up.

Hopefully the upcoming presidential election will change that. Unless, of course, we elect John McCain who has promised to continue spending $200 million+ each day on the war Iraq!

So I guess the question is: do we want to spend our money funding schools to teach our children? or on killing and dying in Iraq?

 
  • I assume that you are so passionate about school funding, you’ve donated your share of the tax increase to your school system. Or are you only generous, when other people pay the freight?

  • Not sure what you are asking here Gordon.

    I don’t have any kids in school here in Clintonville but I would GLADLY pay my share for education if a school levy was on the ballot.

    A crappy education system is bad for everyone- not just the people at the bottom.

  • This is what I’m asking. When you list out all of your charitable contributions for your tax return, how much money do you donate to your local school district as compared to other charities?

    If you believe so passionately in the public school do you put your money where you mouth is and actually donate to them? Or do you just bitch about the greedy people who won’t pass a levy.

    See my post at
    http://taxmanblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/time-to-cough-it-up.html

  • My point was: for every hour or so we are at war we could be funding 2 school districts for three years.

    And at the same time not killing innocent Iraqi civilians and american soldiers.

  • First, if the war didn’t exist. The schools would get no additional money from the feds. It’s not like the public school rainy day fund was raided for the war.

    Second, if you want to talk about priorities, we’ve wasted how many trillions on the “war on poverty” which could have been shifted to the schools. A much better investment in human capital if you ask me.

    “School levies in Canal Winchester and Hilliard failed yesterday.

    As a result they will need to cut $25 million over the next three years, degrading the quality of education children in those cities recieve.

    Nice job, voters.”

    Your quote here condemns the voters on not passing levies and their priorities.

    From your comments, war or not, I’m assuming you don’t give any money to your local school district and yet, you expect others to kick in where you won’t.

    Where are your priorities?

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