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southpark69

Lansdale, PA

#41 Feb 17, 2013
Shut-up Jason!
Anonymous

Quakertown, PA

#42 Feb 17, 2013
moot
Question

Hatfield, PA

#43 Feb 18, 2013
ratfink wrote:
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Because that is the persons personal choice and NOT the school districts to tax them out of existence. Those with all the children should be those paying the tab. NOT THE SENIORS !!!!
What about years ago when seniors had kids in school and others paid for their educations?
the higher road

Quakertown, PA

#44 Feb 18, 2013
Question wrote:
<quoted text>What about years ago when seniors had kids in school and others paid for their educations?
When seniors' kids were going to school in the 50's 60's early 70's the system was totally different.

Salaries, tenure, unions, pensions, Dept. of Ed, etc. When schools stopped being local and the state and fed got involved - that's when it got out of control.

Before 1955 most kids didn't even go to a public high school. I bet if you looked at the break-down of the school budget, the highest expenses are in the secondary level (including all the costs of running sports programs, etc.)
ratfink

Brooklyn, NY

#45 Feb 18, 2013
Question wrote:
<quoted text>What about years ago when seniors had kids in school and others paid for their educations?
Lets forget about the past and dwell on changing the system so it works. What's your point ? Do you even know what we are talking about ?
Question

Hatfield, PA

#46 Feb 18, 2013
ratfink wrote:
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Lets forget about the past and dwell on changing the system so it works. What's your point ? Do you even know what we are talking about ?
The point is, every taxpayer in the district paid to educate the kids of people who are now seniors. Now you want to change the system so you don't have to pay for present-day kids.
ratfink

Brooklyn, NY

#47 Feb 18, 2013
Question wrote:
<quoted text>The point is, every taxpayer in the district paid to educate the kids of people who are now seniors. Now you want to change the system so you don't have to pay for present-day kids.
That's right. I have no kids. You pay.
ratfink

Brooklyn, NY

#48 Feb 18, 2013
Question wrote:
<quoted text>The point is, every taxpayer in the district paid to educate the kids of people who are now seniors. Now you want to change the system so you don't have to pay for present-day kids.
Your idea that all for one and one for all everyone chips in is simply COMMUNISTIC .....
ratfink

Brooklyn, NY

#49 Feb 18, 2013
Question wrote:
<quoted text>The point is, every taxpayer in the district paid to educate the kids of people who are now seniors. Now you want to change the system so you don't have to pay for present-day kids.
Move to South America or Russia if you want communal life and comradeship.
OMG

Lansdale, PA

#50 Feb 18, 2013
Question wrote:
<quoted text>The point is, every taxpayer in the district paid to educate the kids of people who are now seniors. Now you want to change the system so you don't have to pay for present-day kids.
I don't recall seeing SENIOR people from India,Mexico,Porto Rico,paying for my generations education. I also don't remember so many renters with 5-8 kids sucking off of the taxpayer.
Frank

Perkasie, PA

#51 Feb 18, 2013
ratfink wrote:
Rats were seen running from the latest school board meeting and they followed the superintendent. These greedy rodents will now cause my 88 year old neighbor to sell her house because she CAN NOT afford one more red cent on taxes.
Poor planning on her part. Looks like it's time to downsize. Get someone in there who can pay the bills
JERRY

Emmaus, PA

#52 Feb 18, 2013
Watch it Frank. when I suggest downsizing and moving to a more inexpensive managable home I was called a communist. I thought I was just being practical.... but since it referred to senior citizens- sacred cows of our community - I am a communist. Why is it okay for me to have to sell my house and cut back on expenses to meet my budget, but seniors - they shouldn't have to make any changes - just don't raise taxes on them and while your at it, don't raise mine either.... clever....use the seniors as a rallying point.... but don't tax me either because you need to be fair across the board.
If a parent had to pay for theprice of education of their child, they would be out $8000 -$10,000 a year times the number of children in the household. Not exactly affordable. Unless you go to private school, the community pays for your education (oops, that word again - community = communist) and you benefit from the education of those children. They become the doctors, lawyers, policemen, nurses, teachers, politicians, etc. that serve you.
Maybe you want to go back the the 50's when everything was simple. But most of us have reached 2013 and realize that life isn't simple. And kids need to be educated in that not simple life.... and it cost a lot of money for computers and the technology of the day.
Annie

Quakertown, PA

#53 Feb 18, 2013
The huge problem is that now we have government (state and federal) and teacher unions involved. Their involvement is much of the problem. Years ago, that was not the case.
Look at how responsible our government is with our tax dollar: http://www.isthatbaloney.com/your-tax-money-a...
Granted this waste is the penal system, but it is indicative of government involvement.
The teacher unions are much to blame for tenure, inability to let go of unneeded staff and poor staff. I have no problem paying for education if it is well done. The QCSD high school is not meeting state standards, yet the teachers are some of the highest paid in the state.
If we continue to pay top dollar but do not demand excellence, we are to blame. The community needs to go to meetings. The community needs to contact their state and federal representative. Washington has to go. They have been permitted to forget that they work for us.
ratfink

Brooklyn, NY

#54 Feb 19, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Poor planning on her part. Looks like it's time to downsize. Get someone in there who can pay the bills
No poor planing on your end when your renters gravy train screeches to a halt.

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