TPollock 
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Re: “Vote Yes On Prop 100

At a meeting called on Monday of this week by the principal of my kids' elementary school, the following scenario was laid out. The school (K-6th) currently has 528 students and 21 teachers. That's ~25 kids per class/per teacher. If Prop 100 is defeated, the school district (Amphi) superintendent has advised us that our school would lose 7 teachers. That's 14 teachers for the same number of students - 528. Do the math. Absent the additional funding Prop 100 would yield, this school's student-to-teacher ratio would rise to roughly 38 per class/per teacher. Is that what you want?

I don't. I'm voting YES on PROP 100 and I encourage every last voter in the state to vote yes too. I don't even know if the fire marshal would allow that many kids in a classroom. Imagine the havoc in an emergency. Regressive or not, the revenue generated by the one-cent-on-the-dollar tax increase is an investment in our future. If that future is something we want to look forward to with some optimism, we have to give our schools the money they need to educate the next generation of Arizonans. The next generation of Americans.

Join me in voting YES on Prop 100.

Posted by TPollock on 04/23/2010 at 2:05 PM

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