Cumberland County residents fight for

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A group of Cumberland County citizens has formed "Cumberland Education Advocates" to push for more funding for schools through a higher property tax.
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1 - 6 of 6 Comments Last updated Aug 26, 2007

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Since: Jan 07

Maryville, TN

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#1
Aug 23, 2007
 
Well, the money does have to come from somewhere. At least some people realize that.
Gary Latham

Oliver Springs, TN

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#3
Aug 23, 2007
 
You are starting to look like the Sentinel. Do you know the difference between sales tax and property tax?
Twisted Transistor

Crossville, TN

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Aug 23, 2007
 
Cumberland County has a pathetic track record in School because so much money is wasted on some of the teachers that could give a crap less if your child gets an education just so they can get that next cell phone call and stand at the back of the room and yada yada yada yap all day long. Our property tax has increased each year for the past 2 years and it has almost gotten insane when you get that little stub out of the mailbox each year and it has increased roughly 68%.
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#6
Aug 23, 2007
 
Are there enough people to start a private school? Everyone should not be forced to pay more into a system that has poor teachers.

Just a thought.
Bryan

Mason, OH

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Aug 24, 2007
 
question wrote:
Are there enough people to start a private school? Everyone should not be forced to pay more into a system that has poor teachers.
Just a thought.
If they had more money, they could afford better teachers...

Here is an analogy for you. If all your roads in the county are in poor condition, and all the existing tax dollars are already spent, would you be willing to take an increase in your property tax to fix the roads that are almost undriveable? I bet you would.
Craig

Crossville, TN

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#8
Aug 26, 2007
 
From the photo in the local paper, most of the advocates for increased property tax were senior citizens. Last year, Tennessee voters approved a constitutional amendment that will exempt senior citizens from future property tax increases. How hypocritical is that! Isn't there a way that those who want to pay more for schools can do so voluntarily?

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