So with the 2.25% SSA for FY17, our average increase over the past 7 years is 1.93% And people wonder why schools have to make cuts…(1/2)
Same 7 yrs over $600 million business tax credits/cuts. “Show me where you choose to spend your money, I’ll show you your priorities”(2/2)
Let me write that again: “Show me where you choose to spend your money, I’ll show you your priorities.”
As an Iowa teacher (see what I did there??), I’ve grown weary of hearing about how our elected officials fall over themselves to tell us how “there’s no money” and “we have to live within out means”.
My school has done just that. We’ve frozen spending, we’ve worked hard to make more with less, we’ve cut to the bone, and we are to the point where the district that I’ve started with is in the beginning stages of reorganizing (merging) with a neighboring district. We’ve lived within our means and we are told to do it again.
State Rep Art Staed
@StaedArt RepJorgenson thinks it’s a problem that most of school district’s costs comes from salaries. How does he think kids get taught? #iaedfuture
March 24, 2016 at 10:55 pm
We definitely need to invest in education-our future.
March 24, 2016 at 11:57 pm
Love your passion. It shines through in this slice.
March 25, 2016 at 3:52 am
It all sounds very frustrating.
March 25, 2016 at 10:35 am
I agree with your quote: “Show me where you choose to spend your money, I’ll show you your priorities.” It is sad:(
March 26, 2016 at 11:04 am
If we could all be as passionate and unafraid. It is time we start fighting instead of complaining in silence.