Funding California's Education: How i...

Funding California's Education: How it Got So Bad

There are 8 comments on the KION 46 story from Nov 23, 2011, titled Funding California's Education: How it Got So Bad. In it, KION 46 reports that:

SALINAS, Calif.- The California education finance system is in dire straights. Monterey County schools have lost $150 million since 2008, and Santa Cruz County schools have lost an estimated $45 million.

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sparticus

Salinas, CA

#1 Nov 23, 2011
lets start with over paid administrators and consultants. Then move on to catering to the specials needs for cultural and ethnic studies and programs.That includes teaching in something other than English.
Lets not forget the cost of the "New Dream Act" which again caters to illegals and the special interest groups which support them. It in no ways benefits American citizens.
I am sure we can find plenty of money already there, we just need to cut the fat and waste.
FvkkOff

New Cuyama, CA

#2 Nov 23, 2011
How it got so bad: white people became too broke to afford free schooling and college tuition for illegals and moved out of state in droves.

Owned.

Since: May 10

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#3 Nov 24, 2011
FvkkOff wrote:
How it got so bad: white people became too broke to afford free schooling and college tuition for illegals and moved out of state in droves.

Owned.
You're just mad because Sparticus told the truth.

And it saddens me as a hispanic to see underperforming schools have the majority of the school population Hispanic. Why are these schools bad?Hispanics students have these problems - high drop out rate, teen pregnancies, gangs, and basically no interest in getting educated. We got no one to blame but ourselves.

Asians, East Indian, Middle Eastern students excel in these same schools. What does that tell you about Hispanics...
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#4 Nov 24, 2011
Like most other overtaxed Californians I am totally shocked. Like everyone else, I believed expensive self-serving education industry claims that the politicians were using all that money for the benefit of "the children".

Source: http://goo.gl/OBdph

Ronald
LMAO

AOL

#5 Nov 27, 2011
California bankrupt?

Not according to the democrats. All that the California democrat politicians and voters need to do to fix everything for the moment is to raise taxes and fees, again. And when the democrat politicians and voters burn through all of that money all they have to do is raise new taxes and fees again.

How is California going to compete with socialist bankrupt countries like Greece and Spain and Italy to prove CA. can be a bankrupt socialist enterprise just like those countries are so CA. can provide all the CalPERS retirees, and illegals, and their anchor babies, and all the welfare leeches living in CA. "free" everything without raising taxes and fees on the businesses and the private sector employee "tax slaves" over and over again until the tax slaves fall over dead?
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#6 Nov 27, 2011
The hackneyed cry of $ Big School $ and their politician enablers is that Proposition 13 is "robbing" the Government school industry of "their fair share" of hard earned taxpayer money. Nonsense.

Hard working Californians passed Proposition 13 out of desperation. The politicians were beginning to boot elderly taxpayers out of the homes they had owned for 25 or more years. The money was then laundered to pay-off taxpayer funded Government school industry operatives for the purpose of keeping themselves in office.

Not only are California politicians collecting many times over the amount of property taxes they collected prior to Proposition 13 being passed, but the Proposition contains a year to year tax escalator clause that ensures the amount of property taxes paid by overtaxed Californians will continue to increase from year to year as well.

The problem is not that the State lacks sufficient taxpayer money. The problem is the politician controlled $ Big School $ bargaining committees bargain away ever greater amounts of existing and expected taxpayer money without giving any thought to the fact that the amount of taxes taxpayers are able to pay and still be able to feed their families is limited.

Next time you hear moans and groans about Proposition 13, ask the moaners and groaners what they did with all the lottery and Big Tobacco money?

Ronald
Maxs

Compton, CA

#7 Nov 27, 2011
For decades, CA has given the hispanic students more than any other ethnic group a chance of an education and yet they to not learn. Sadly education is not a priority for them no matter how much tax money we pay. I'm sick of CA politicans taking and taking more taxes for education and in the end it all goes to administrators and teachers pension. California is a financial disaster so take your pensions and move out. Don't give CA any more of your money for nothing.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#8 Nov 27, 2011
Maxs wrote:
For decades, CA has given the hispanic students more than any other ethnic group a chance of an education and yet they to not learn. Sadly education is not a priority for them no matter how much tax money we pay. I'm sick of CA politicans taking and taking more taxes for education and in the end it all goes to administrators and teachers pension. California is a financial disaster so take your pensions and move out. Don't give CA any more of your money for nothing.
The truth is the truth, thank you for your comment maybe others will see the reality

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