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Opening Arguments

Robin Hood education

My brother lives just outside Wimberley, Texas, and I've visited him there several times, so this story caught my eye:

Protests from this small school district nestled in the Texas Hill Country are reverberating across the state's school finance landscape.

School board members


Larry Morris
Mon, 02/04/2008 - 11:33am

Yes, and some of the arguments against it are really off the mark too. The quote in the article says, "But residents here insist that their students will suffer if they turn the money over to the state.", and that's the short half of the real problem - what it really means if we send this money off to the state is that they have to raise property taxes even more to compensate for the lost revenue, students don't lose, property owners do. I still remember going to a school that didn't even have air conditioning and wasn't always in the best state of repair - nowadays, more money seems to mean a better education and I can't quite put my finger on why, ...

Bob G.
Mon, 02/04/2008 - 11:47am

Sooooo, who's going to be the FIRST person to start dragging their feet to stop this runaway train anyway?

At this point, stopping it is next to impossible, but SLOWING it down a few notches would be a damn good start.

This problem has transcended large cities, and is now filtering down to smaller and smaller towns.

And constantly increasing taxation is by no means "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet."

In the words of Errol Flynn:
"Welcome to Sherwood"!