So tell me, how do you really feel about Measure C now the voting is done? Schools & Kids, posted by Halamo, a resident of another community, on Apr 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm
Measure by measure, we are seeing emotion blind a minority's commentary and blindly provide truth in its most unsubstantiated definition. After all, truth is commonly-held opinion mutually rationalized as fact. In Measure C commentary, reality addressed intelligently, for and against, is simply overloaded with such ill-defined truth.
Voters, for the most part, have voted or decided their vote, so we only need to ask how they made their decisions and ask for commentary on how they really feel about Measure C. If voters are against, how do they want the available funds spent and where do they want cuts in operations and education. If voters are for, how are they going to make sure their parcel tax dollars actually achieve the promised operations and education.
Let's talk about how SRVUSD will move forward with the moneys they are provided and what each of us district owners are going to do to make it happen.
Posted by Rick, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm
God bless you for finally listening. We want OUR MONEY spent on OUR KIDS. All of it. None of it going to other districts. We don't want to pay for group home kids who murder our children, or bilingual education for illegal immigrants. We don't want more inept teachers. There are a lot of good teachers out there that deserve to be paid more, twice as much even, each at the expense of 3 or 4 bad ones who should be purged. This would mean that there would be overall less teachers teaching larger classes but the class sizes were never the problem. My parents went to school where there were 50 to 90 kids per class and they learned better, because everyone shut up and listened. Shrinking class sizes was never about the kids, it was about hiring more teachers. We need more physical education. Kids should not be sitting inside florescent-lit rooms for hours on end. They could learn just as much in half the time if they blew out their bodies with athleticism, ate proper and came back into the class fully engaged with teachers who knew how to engage them. Most of all, stop spending our present money on other school districts. We owe them nothing. My dad hauled his own butt out of Hayward and everyone else can do the same. He earned the right to provide HIS KIDS a safe neighborhood and a proper education. He did not get a leg up, nor should he be expected to provide one for others under some veil of false guilt. But, thank you Hal, for even asking the people how to spend OUR MONEY. This is a marked change in the attitude I've been hearing from our local government.
Posted by Rick, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm
By the way, California, in general, would have no budget crisis if we weren't spending $30 billion a year on illegal immigrant benefits, such as emergency healthcare to pay for their thirteen kid families, each labor costing the state tens of thousands of dollars, such as educating their kids (one third of the students in Los Angeles County schools are illegally here or were born here to illegal parents), such as imprisoning their disproportionately gang-ridden population (just imprisoning illegal immigrant gang members, murderers, rapists, general thugs from Mexico costs CA $10 billion a year.)
Posted by Rick, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2009 at 4:53 pm
Thus, all California needs to do fix its entire budget crisis is to end illegal immigrant benefits. They can't use our hospitals, our schools, our food stamps. We'd be swimming in money! It's that simple
Posted by Rick, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2009 at 4:57 pm
For those of you who don't see the connection between my argument to fix the state and our local problems, remember that the whole reason for prop c was that the state is in a fiscal crisis. An entirely unwarranted one. Whether C passes or not, this fight is not over. We must stand against what many see as the purposeful waste of our resources. It's our hard-earned dollars being nickel and dimed away by the federal, state and local government. It is not theirs to take. Remember how this country was founded.