Friday, February 26, 2010

A Case of the California Public School Blues...

You often hear people say things like, "I can't believe they are cutting more money from the Public Schools!"

But how much do people really understand? How much do they really know about where that funding comes from or where it should be coming from? How many people understand how California State Government works.

How many people in San Francisco actually remember that the rest of the State of California don't necessarily share our views and ideals.

No one is going to say they don't care about education, or stick it to the students.

(Though there are plenty of people that don't feel that the public schools are worth their time, partly because they don't believe the public schools have anything to do with them -- whether they don't have kids, or don't and won't send their kids there)

The problem we have is getting Californians to come together and make more than a band-aid fix to Public School Funding. It must be done in a way that doesn't appear so threatening to Republicans, since until it changes, won't pass anything that needs a 2/3s majority vote.

I really hope that I have a society that can help take care of it's sick and elderly in the future. I really hope that it's education system is stronger than it's penal system. I really hope that somehow just my body showing up in a few places and a few conversations will begin change for California.

We need to vote for a self sufficient future. One that is not living check to check, or budget year to budget year.

I'm going to learn more on this ...

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