Vague, Regressive Taxes – like a Soda Tax, Aren’t Going to Save our Public Schools.

Vague, Regressive Taxes – like a Soda Tax, Aren’t Going to Save our Public Schools.
by seattleducation2010
I’m becoming increasingly wary of slick political campaigns which promise to help our resource starved public schools, and once enacted, end up doing more harm than good. How can you spot one of these campaigns – besides the big money spent on advertising? The lack of details. These initiatives are always short on specifics and […]

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Seattle Education

dont-believe

I’m becoming increasingly wary of slick political campaigns which promise to help our resource starved public schools, and once enacted, end up doing more harm than good.

How can you spot one of these campaigns – besides the big money spent on advertising? The lack of details. These initiatives are always short on specifics and high on gushing testimonials on just how much they care about kids.

Evidently, the power of caring alone proves their plan is worthy of support. Messy details are explained away in the same way: We care so trust us with the money.

Inevitably, once the initiative passes, what sounded like a good idea ends up adding another layer of bureaucracy.

Even more frustrating, once created, this bureaucracy quickly becomes more focused on serving the interests of the political class and their financial backers, than helping actual students.

The Families and Education Levy

I learned this…

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