Thursday, May 04, 2006

We're using our own money? How unfair!

The Dallas Morning News had a front-page article today on how Highland Park ISD (where I attend high school) is trying to raise a private endowment of $100 million to ensure funding no matter what the state does. The state steals millions in tax revenues from the district every year, with the result that below-average per-student-spending leads to way above average results. Some, however, are claiming that this isn't fair, according to this gem of a quote from the Dallas Morning News:
Though district officials say they need the financial security an endowment of that magnitude would provide, some say it raises equity concerns because few communities can raise that kind of cash... While few would argue that raising private money is a bad business move for school districts, some say it could be seen as unfair.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Thanks for telling them what idiots they are, Mr. Jefferson.


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