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Worse Than War

Great program, but why didn't the program even mention the mass killings in the US of the indigenous populations along with some of the other historical precedents? Was that too politically sensitive?

April 14, 2010 at 9:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prop 13's Impact On Schools

I was extremely disappointed that the report failed to mention in addition to the fact that CA spends a very low amount per stundent compared to the rest of the US which the reporter seemed proud of, that it also has some of the poorest quality K-12 school facilities in the entire country. I know this because I have designed schools in many states before moving here and there were very high standards and very high expectations in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, and Virgina where I designed schools. I was appalled when I moved to CA and saw how low the expectations were for the environment in which CA children spend 12 incredibly formative years of their lives. High schools and even Middle Schools in many other states are like college campuses here. I don't think that speaks very well for our state's opinon of the value of education. I guess we spend money in our state on things we deem more important. Please keep quality of educational facilities in mind next time you gloat about how little we spend. I'd rather see a more equal tax structure where EVERY PROPERTY gets reassessed every few years like in most states so that the tax burden is spread more evenly, not just heaped on new home buyers who are buying at a higher price than someone who bought a while ago and therefore never will have to pay their fair share.

March 26, 2010 at 9:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )