Picking up where I accidentally left off in the previous entry:
To bad our Educrats do not know the difference between education and learning. Education is a personal life long experience on life and living. Learning is what you get in schools if you are real lucky. Too bad a large portion of that billion dollar budget is bureaucratic administrators, facilities to park their fat butts, fat salaries, benefits, pensions and trips to educational seminars.
Too bad a lot of todays schools are nothing more than juvenile community prisons to keep gangs off the streets for at least a part of the day. Too bad todays schools force attendance by those who could care less about learning. Forced attendance just to keep up attendance figures so the school gets is cut of the take for attendance. Too bad going to school means getting bused to fulfill some cock-eyed judges theory of why schools need diversity. Diversity at what price! Too bad going to a high school today means you do not learn Reading' writing and arithmetic but means learning - gangs, drugs and guns.
I say we stop talking about schools and whatever the tax take is for schools and get really radical. Push for a state initiative to ban all taxes in California. Screw half way measures - Go For Broke! Let the politicians eat chad!
Then after banning state taxes get really radical and secede from the Union. Why should we pay all those Federal taxes anymore than state taxes? Lets form the country of California! Screw George Bush and his $87 Billion for Halliburton!!!
Ronald Getty <tradergroupe@...> wrote:
Please note while K-12 is 45.7% there is also the 10.7% for higher education. This means 56.4% of the 98.9 Billion budget or $55.7796 Billion for education.
Starchild <sfdreamer@...> wrote:
From the SF Chronicle, 8/27/03 (p. B5):
$98.9 billlion 2003 state budget
This was presented as a pie chart, but here are the numbers*
K-12 Education 45.7%
Higher Education 10.7%
Social Services 9.3%
*note that figures do not add up to 100% due to rounding
It appears that the separation of school and state could completely
solve California's financial woes in a heartbeat. Short of that, even a
voucher or tax credit plan by which the state paid several thousand
dollars less per pupil would do wonders. I wonder if the people who
complain that we don't spend enough money on education are aware of
Yours in liberty,
<<< Starchild >>>
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