Last month I briefly
covered problems with our school system and particularly with
the teachers' union. If you have been following presidential
primary news you saw how the liberal agenda driven National
Education Association used teacher dues to file a lawsuit in
Nevada to bolster Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Now let's look
at how public schools are funded, and just how many ways besides
property taxes they dip into your wallets. Schools receive money
Property taxes - this jeopardizes ownership of your home
Federal income taxes
State income taxes
Foundation grants - Ford, Carnagie, Bayer, etc.
Corporations - Wal Mart, GE, Hardies, etc., increases your
cost for consumer goods
Year book sales
Sales of school rings, jackets, etc.
Cookie, candy, whatever sales
Ticket sales to sporting events and concerts
Student activity fees
Investments - CDs, stocks, bonds
With income from all of
these sources they want to dip into our wallets with a levy on
our income, and they are trying to get a state constitutional
amendment to make education an entitlement which would mean the
state pays them first and all other services get what's left.
This is greed and careless disregard for hard working
taxpayers, and the only way to correct it is to stop feeding it
and demand reform.
The first thing to do is to demand transparency. As I have
mentioned in previous articles the Zanesville City School
District reports income and expenditures of approximately
$33,000.000 a year, yet they have additional income of $18 to 20
No more funding should be authorized or voted for until the
public knows what is being done with current revenues.
My next article will detail funding solutions.