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Old 10-17-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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This sounds like the beginning of segregation in our schools again, to me.

Another reason to not pass the Override (prop 403). TUSD does not deserve any more money.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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With all of the budget cuts going on at TUSD, All I can say is "good luck TUSD, and God's Speed"
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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With all of the budget cuts going on at TUSD, All I can say is "good luck TUSD, and God's Speed"
Unless the Budget Override passes, then they will have a ton of money to waste for the next few years, until they are broke again.
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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Unless the Budget Override passes, then they will have a ton of money to waste for the next few years, until they are broke again.
Good point, we'll see what happens on November 4th
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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If TUSD gets grants to help provide children with a much needed decent education, maybe all of the parents of TUSD students will no longer have to worry about if their child will graduate high school or not. Federal Grants may be a tough thing for them to get, but they honestly need to do much better than they have. My son has not attended a TUSD public school for a year now. He receives his school at home on a computer and over the phone. This is due to a disaster that happend when he attended a TUSD school, so I think they really need to make some serious changes to beneift the students, or they will not be around much longer and many teachers can be out of jobs.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Rincon Foothills
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Lightbulb Must We All Pay?!

I think it would be awesome if we all had to pay only those taxes relevant to us as individuals. No, seriously, I think it could be done.

Rather than an across-the-board flat tax rate for everyone to pay, it would be ideal if we were responsible for those things in which we utilized. For instance, in Japan all car owners must pay a road tax annually, which varies depending on the weight and engine size of your vehicle. I would also like to see those of us that pay for a private education for our children (or homeschooling our children) exempt from paying TUSD portions of our taxes. This would also prevent families without children in the home from having to pay for these school taxes.

Certainly some things would remain the same such as fuel, sin taxes (tobacco, alcohol, gambling, etc.), restaurant meals, etc.; however, I would certainly feel better not having to pay teacher's salaries that I don't utilize (and that don't want my children in their classrooms due to personal prejudice).

It could be like a voter's registration type card, or a marking on your driver's license, or something similar that you hand over at the register that automatically rings up the totals adjusted to your specific tax level. Yes, I know this is all a pipe dream, but if I were The Powers That Be, I would make it so.

Just my two cents (tax free for your reading pleasure).
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Just my two cents (tax free for your reading pleasure).
Nah... in this country we smokers pay for everybody and don't get to enjoy any social life to boot.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Red Rock, Arizona
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I would certainly feel better not having to pay teacher's salaries that I don't utilize
Just one example. If you go to the hospital emergency room, how do you think those people were educated in order to treat you?
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Just one example. If you go to the hospital emergency room, how do you think those people were educated in order to treat you?
Paying their own way? It's not like advanced education is free here or has ever been.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Just one example. If you go to the hospital emergency room, how do you think those people were educated in order to treat you?
Are you telling me public education is all I need to work as a nurse or a doctor?

I wish I knew that years ago!
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