Proposals to drop school mandates cou...

Proposals to drop school mandates could help save money

There are 4 comments on the York Dispatch story from Mar 24, 2011, titled Proposals to drop school mandates could help save money. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

Just about every school district appears to be facing big deficits heading into next school year.

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Since: Sep 10

Washington, DC

#1 Mar 24, 2011
let the state take over.

York, PA

#2 Mar 24, 2011
Oh yes let the state takeover because they have such a great track record on everything they do. Taxpayers need to educate themselves on what us going on in PA. The state and fed mandate virtually everything that happens in schools Class size, performance, technology, retirement(oh yes the retirement situation, thank Tom ridge) and I could go on and on but taxpayers say cut cut but the state and fed say you have to keep this and this so what is left. Extra curriculars? Get rid of those and you will end up with kids getting into trouble and you will pay for it in those taxes. Just some thoughts.

Since: Sep 10

Severna Park, MD

#3 Mar 28, 2011
Let the state take over. get rid of school taxes. remove the local corruption and incompetence of school boards. create county wide schools, something that can be done only on a state level. reduce number of admin. get a grip on charter schools with state level oversight. THEN start holding kids and parents accountable. If the state is going to control everything with mandates I say let them control who whole thing. That way when things go sour they have no one to blame but themselves.
A Parent

Camp Hill, PA

#4 Mar 31, 2011
I Piccola was really serious about cutting expensive mandates the offer little value but are extremely expensive to fund, he would eliminate requiring school districts to fund privates cyber and charter schools. The majority of the "students" in these programs do poorly on SAT tests and probably do poorly on PSSA tests if they were required to take them. Districts pay millions of dollars for these underperforming "schools" only to get kids who are less educated then their peers. The military does not want these kids because they do so poorly on entry test.

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