San Marcos Unified School year may be cut 15 days

The San Marcos Unified School year may be cut by 15 days. 

The school year in San Marcos, CA may be cut by as much as 15 days to save money under a contract teachers are considering this week. Read the NC Times Article

What do you think about this?

2 comments

  • Of course this is not a good idea. Our children are missing out on valuable learning time.

  • It may take an extreme action for the taxpayers to open their eyes to the wasteful spending of our state…I hope that proposition does NOT pass!

    From a guest on KCET.org: http://www.kcet.org/news/ballotbrief/elections2012/propositions/database-whos-funding-prop-30-temporary-tax-to-fund-education.html

    Proposition Thirsty (30)
    Wasn’t it Abraham Lincoln who said, government of the people, for the people and by the people? Doesn’t it seem there should be a correlation between the size of the population and the amount of government spending? Well not in California. California has an unquenchable thirst for spending… and Governor Brown wants more.
    During the past 12 years, combinations of three California Governors have presided over government spending that bears no resemblance to the actual state population and its growth. California population during the past dozen years has grown from 33.9 million residents to 37.7 million, an increase of 11.2%. During this same time period, California government spending grew from $67.2 billion annually to its peak of $103 billion, a whopping percentage increase of 54%. After the past few years modest cuts, bearing no correlation to the dramatic state revenue downturn, we are still riding a 38% increase over the beginning of the 1999-2000 budget. All up, in relationship to population growth, California has overspent by $200 billion dollars in the past 12 years. Wouldn’t we like to have those funds now?
    Governor Brown’s Proposition Thirsty (30) aims to restore over half of the modest spending cuts made during the past 4 years recession, not because there are now more people… or more business… but because the unquenchable thirst of its government leaders cannot be restrained. Instead, with a proposed tax increase on the backs of the very same population that grew nowhere near the proportion of spending, Governor Brown has decided to demonize those that oppose his increase, threatening “draconian cuts” to education. Oh, the children!
    Doing the same population analysis for California education reveals education spending, during past 12 years, grew from $35.5 billion annually (over half of the state budget) to a peak spending of $53.3 billion annually, an increase of 50%! During a time when technological advances (computers, the internet, wireless data transmission, video learning, and home study) should have been reducing education costs, the state of California found a way to ignore these advances and carelessly spend an additional $78.6 billion dollars over what population growth called for. Wouldn’t schools like to have those funds now?
    We have no choice but to deny Proposition Thirsty (30) and starve the government beast if we are to ever gain control of our overspending ways. Demand that spend-happy government leaders reinvent government, education and pensions. Vote no on Proposition 30. Will it pass? My bet? Bankruptcy here we come!

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