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Torlakson opposes cuts to child care, early learning programs

Original post made on May 13, 2012

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson opposes state budget cuts to child care and early learning programs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:55 AM

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Posted by Nomad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 13, 2012 at 8:46 am

Mr. Torlakson offers nothing on how to resolve the $16 B current year deficit, much less the accumulated debt and unfunded liabilities. Just "don't reduce spending here".


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Posted by shocked
a resident of Amador Estates
on May 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

A Democrat who doesn't want government funds cut? I am SHOCKED! (not).


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Posted by Tennessee Jed
a resident of Jensen Tract
on May 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

$16 billion deficit? Not really the whole picture.

Total of all debt, including unfunded expenditures is $361 billion.

Remember, the $16b is for this year only.

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Posted by Kathleen
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on May 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Until teachers realize they're paying more for union dues and higher taxes to pay themselves than they are making money from the teacher ponzi scheme, the children will be forced to suffer.


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Posted by curious
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Why is the government paying for childcare and preschool education? I thought parents did that and it's a cost you have to consider when having children. We certainly did.


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Posted by Nomad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Because CA is a Nanny State?


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