• Because it's one of the very few areas where people have some degree of control over how. and how much they are taxed.
  • Education is important and it is the passport for the life and cutting back on education is another way of people living in poverty in the future.
  • Most public school systems are very well funded, they just waste all that money, so when local or state governments need more of your hard earned tax dollars for some pay-off or union deal, they go straight to the school system cuts to garner sympathy and public outcry for the need for more funding..Brilliant.
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      When i was teaching school the typing teacher needed 20 new typewriters. She got an offer from one of the local typewriter sales businesses. She turned in the bid to the school finance officer. Her bid was turned down because the business she went to was not an approved place of purchase. The finance officer placed the order to an approved outlet and paid nearly twice the amount as the teacher had the bid for. A total waste but school districts are generally required to make equipment purchases form only certain suppliers.
  • Because kids can't vote. If they did, there is no way they would get cut first.
  • Wouldn't it be great if the schools had all the money they needed and the Air Force had to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber? Saw that on a bumper sticker once. +4
  • Because what we say and what we do rarely match up.
  • 8-4-2017 There are several answers to that. 1) Education is not very important. Parents consider school to be an all day baby sitting service. Administrators consider it a low level political career. Teachers consider it a "rubber room" - safe but unrewarding. 2) An education does not cost anywhere near what is budgeted for the purpose, so when someone needs cash, it comes out of the school budget. 3) Parents are so out of control that they don't even try to get control of their governmental services any more, except to demand more.
  • Have you ever heard of "dumbing down America"? If not do some reading on the subject.

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