School funding gap has complex legisl...

School funding gap has complex legislative origins

There are 2 comments on the News 8 Austin story from Feb 20, 2011, titled School funding gap has complex legislative origins. In it, News 8 Austin reports that:

As public anger builds over proposed cuts to education, state leaders and school officials are starting to lay the blame on something called the margins tax.

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Mike Stone Sr

Amarillo, TX

#1 Feb 26, 2011
The school funding gap is not really complicated! We simply have been brainwashed into the "progressive" idea of doing all things for all people, and school expenditures are the perfect example! Like in Pampa, we just put taxpayers into unneeded debt to build a new school we didn't need! In the past, schools had football, basketball, and maybe baseball teams, now , in schools, as in all our society, the loud, minority special interest groups demand matching funds for all kinds of unneeded activities! Mandates have added huge numbers of non essential staff to all schools and all states should refuse to implement every goof ball idea the the federal gov't demands! There is no better no better example of the need to return to state educational sovereignty than the fact it is bankrupting the states!

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#2 Jun 3, 2011
Mike Stone Sr wrote:
The school funding gap is not really complicated! We simply have been brainwashed into the "progressive" idea of doing all things for all people, and school expenditures are the perfect example! Like in Pampa, we just put taxpayers into unneeded debt to build a new school we didn't need! In the past, schools had football, basketball, and maybe baseball teams, now , in schools, as in all our society, the loud, minority special interest groups demand matching funds for all kinds of unneeded activities!
What "unneeded activities" are you talking about? Could you give some examples, please?
Mandates have added huge numbers of non essential staff to all schools
What are some examples of those you would consider "non essential staff"?
...and all states should refuse to implement every goof ball idea the the federal gov't demands! There is no better no better example of the need to return to state educational sovereignty than the fact it is bankrupting the states!
True, the federal government, imo, has no need to control the state educational systems, but, at least in Texas, there are unreasonable demands placed on the educational system by the state itself, not the federal government. eg. the entire testing structure imposted by the state that has taken over the schools.

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