I realize that budgets are tight all across America and all but I need someone to explain to me why taxes can't be raised on the rich, and only the rich for once, instead of cutting education funding. North Carolina has been run by Democrats for as long as I have been here, for 24 years (out of 39), and to be honest, I wonder if the bought-and-paid-for Republicans would be much different. When will Democrats in NC take some progressive stands against the entrenched business interests in favor of the working people? We know Republicans are hopeless of course but Democrats aren't supposed to repeatedly raid the state treasury and furlough teachers while the students suffer.
This is outrageous to me that Democrats can't stand up and do what's right for the community. We are reaching a point where even teabaggers are pushing for punishment of the rich at their "tea parties" so why can't NC democrats stop raiding the state treasury and instead tax the rich ONLY for once?
They're the ones that got us in the mess AGAIN and AS USUAL with their greed.
The Wake County school system needs to cut $20 million from its central services budget for the 2010-11 school year to erase a projected deficit, Superintendent Del Burns said Thursday.
"Given what we see in the leading indicators, we must take proactive steps now to address the problem of rising expenses and decreasing revenue," Burns said. "As we did last year, as information became apparent regarding our financial situation, we made decisions to absorb the impact. This year, we are trying to avoid going back to the classrooms for cuts."
I guess the results of the Wake county school board election means that Democrats should just act like Republicans now and bleed the schools dry.