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Last login: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
This argument that the haves should pay for the have-nots is all well & good, but it's also very one-sided. No one seems to be mentioning that the basic aid districts also pay back to the state their "fair share" --- which they do voluntarily. Also, what is neglected is that many of these districts are in communities with high home values to be highly taxed on BECAUSE of their superior schools. It's a major reason why home values have stayed constant while other area's home values have fallen considerably. Take away the right of these schools to succeed with local money and the taxes may just drop as well. Why must what works for some be taken away to fix the problems of other school districts? And even if the dollar per student amount was the same for every school....the playing field would never be equal. Perhaps that should be addressed as well.
June 8, 2011 at 11 p.m.
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