Follow the dots - A) All parents get vouchers for their kids' education. B) They spend them at the public school of their choice C) Vouchers don't increase D) School operating costs increase E) public schools are forced to ask parents to make up the difference F) School vouchers decrease - in real terms if not nominal terms G) Parents are asked to make up more of the difference H) Parents can't afford to send their kids to public education; so they don't I) Free public education for all is gone, and kids are not educated unless their parents are well-off.
Vouchers for all looks fair on the surface but is always going to favor those who are economically well-off at the expense of the middle class and the poor as well as our businesses who need educated workers.
So Matthew Ladner is saying the problem in AZ is us old people. He's postulating there are too many of us drawing down the state coffers, leaving no money for schools. FALSE. We're here paying taxes, which are then used by the legislature to give tax breaks to corporations.
TUSD is under court orders to do certain things that cost money. Not all of its spending can be compared to other school districts without these constraints. Huppenthal's comparing apples to oranges.
Smokescreen? He's just trying to cover all bases. He'll vote to defund.
District 1 deserves a representative who examines the issues, talks to stakeholders, analyzes the financial implications, then takes action that is good for ALL the constituents rather than special interests. Nancy Young Wright has a track record of doing just that. She will be a steady, reasonable supervisor who will help move this county forward.
Tucson Weekly |
7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 |
(520) 797-4384 |
Powered by Foundation