“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Hey! Let's Cut Teachers' Salaries

Florence Shapiro from Plano (someone from Plano has got to be an R!) wants our lege to allow school districts to be able to cut teacher salaries or furlough them. Why not figure out a way to keep educating our kids so we will have a "well-educated work force" so our state can compete not only nationally but internationally in the future? We can only do that with the help of good, dedicated well educated and qualified teachers.

Right now the salaries of all our teachers, from the best to the poorest rank 32nd in the country. How much lower does our governor and legislators want us to go? Of course the Gov doesn't want to use our Economic Stabilization Fund (better known as "The Rainy Day Fund"), $9.4 billion for use in the next budget for our kids' education - don't ask me why not! And the Gov is sitting on a pot full of cash in his Texas Enterprise Fund that he uses to reward his contributors. There is $295 million to help our schools!

Like ole Warren Chisum from Pampa says our obligation is to the tax payers - let the kids fend for themselves!

The Liberalator