Skip to comments.Poll: LAUSD calling on Calif. voters to approve new taxes on the November ballot.
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:52:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The LAUSD Superintendent is calling on Calif. voters to approve new taxes on the November ballot to safeguard education spending. How do you plan to vote? Yes
73.53% say no. :)
How about HELL NO.
The public schools are no longer about educating our children. They’re about fancy building projects, union jobs and pensions.
Just one of the reasons I left CA.
Government orgs campaigning and lobbying should be illegal.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha HELLLLLLL NO!!
exactly and don’t forget the mass commie, athiest, just plain ole’ be as nasty as one can brainwashing.
Yeh and the way MoonBeam is framing the tax increase vote. Class warfare taxing ‘the rich’ and oh by the way you avg joe citizens with get hit with a sales tax increase too.
They never learn that tax addition eventually winds up as revenue subtraction. Nothing new under the Kalifornicating sun.
Take this tax and shove it. The latest OWS bumper sticker in CA: “Repeal Prop 13.” Get a rope.
Yes 13.84% (44 votes)
No 78.93% (251 votes)
Don’t know 7.23% (23 votes)
Total Votes: 318
By JOHN SEILER / Aug 2010
The research by Adam Schaeffer of the Cato Institutes Center for Education Freedom seemed shocking: The Los Angeles Unified School District spent $29,780 per student in fiscal year 2007-08. Thats way above the $10,000 as advertised by the school district, and as used in most studies.
The $29,780 per student figure means a class of 25 students would spend $744,500 a year
Comedy if it were not true
Basically, what Schaeffer found was that the LAUSD doesnt count capital spending,
Why isnt this money accounted for in the usual per-pupil tallies? They act as if its bond revenue. Oh, its not tax money,
Spokesperson Lydia Ramos replied. Most school districts dont count capital funding in budget reports. We obviously are doing our best to pass every dollar down to the classroom.
I pointed out that, when I buy something at Walmart, the price includes the costs of capital spending for buildings.
Thats not how we view our work, she replied. And she said of the money sent for capital construction from Sacramento, Thats really a state decision.
I brought up Schaeffers number of $29,780 per student and asked if that was correct. Youre using a methodology that only you are using, Ramos replied. No, thats not accurate. Thats not what were doing. Im going to have to let you go. This is an issue to take up with the state, or your local district, to see what they are doing. [This is the first time in my 35 years of journalism that an official spokesperson has hung up on me.]
Because LAUSD gets both state and federal tax dollars, its spending is of interest to those outside the districts boundaries.
They just keep coming back for more. They just don’t know when to stop do they.
YES, school vouchers!
How about NO F*KING WAY ... and impeach Brown while we’re at it!!!
It also increases the sales tax. We will all pay that.
Dear Gov Moonbeam
What is your plan to bring businesses and the
accompanying tax base back to California? I
won’t hold my breathe waiting for your reply
and don’t bother insulting me with your “green
VOTE NO ON EVERY ONE OF THE TAX INCREASES ON THE BALLOT!!
Starve all segments of government, State, County, and City, including schools!!!
There’s nothing wrong that a good honest depression won’t fix!
Well, I'm about to boost the HELL NO! column by one.
The unions want to steal more for themselves...wow. Who knew?
Sorry Lydia, just like the success rate of education in California, your "best" crossed into criminal incompetence territory about 30 years ago...
How about a 30% cut instead?
Criminal incompetence in the product they have and continue to deliver AND governing body should be charged under the RICO act for Perjury and violation of Civil Rights.
For years we heard testimony on the budgetary demands of the school district only to find that they LIED about capital expenditures for the purpose of individual profiteering.
The same school district that Spey a couple hundred million on one freaken school?
Yeah, I want these butt heads spending my tax dollars