Sunday, November 16, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
The school levy going down basically means local taxpayers don't want to give money to our schools. Our district gets less money than the average district does from the state of Ohio. We have to rely on local taxes to get money and voters are saying NO. So now the district is making kids must pay to play sports, cutting principals and teachers, cutting vocational programs, and as of January cutting bussing to the high school and within 2 miles of elementary and middle school buildings. Scary stuff!
But it is a new week and my kitchen now has insulation!!! YAY! And I figured out I have enough money to buy our house new windows (TRIPLE YAY!!).
Monday, November 3, 2008
Today one of my students said, "I hope the levy goes down in smoke". I got so mad at that comment I almost couldn't contain myself.
A friend of my sister had on his AIM away message: "Proud to be helping defeat the school levy".
Some "people" today seriously don't understand that our schools are the building blocks of society. So maybe they disagree with government's idea of school funding, or maybe they think they could do a better job running the schools than the superintendent. So What??!! By voting down levies, it is the children who will be the ones suffering. It is society that will end up being worse off in the long haul.
Then I get home and find out my mom's two "vote yes on the levy" signs got stolen last night.
And yes, even if I weren't a teacher, I would ALWAYS vote YES on every school levy.