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PARENTS BEWARE - your childs education is at stake

Original post made by Taxpayers & Pensions, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 31, 2012

It isn't just the bankruptcy of "other" cities we need to concern ourselves with. While city pension’s issues make headlines what's being ignored is the pension crisis about to consume the scarce resources of the PUSD, and school districts everywhere in California.

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 1, 2012 at 7:30 am

It's all about the salamis, I mean tsunamis.

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Posted by AnnaS
a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

It is easy: if you have children, you consider having children in a future or you simply believe that children are good for California, next time you go to vote ask yourself who should be responsible for these children lives: their own families, or clerks in Sacramento pushed by union bosses with their money and connections. California Teachers Unions do everything to protect bad teaches rights to keep getting their paychecks and do absolutely nothing to protect children's rights to get proper education. The only solution in my opinion is to give parents more power to decide who teaches their children and how their tax money are spent.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

If we had more people like AnnaS in the class room insted of our corrupted teaches, we'd be better off. Just my to cents worth.

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Posted by Daniel Bradford
a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm

If you don't have children, why should you be taxed to pay for schools?

Schools educate the people upon whom you depend: police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, engineers...getting the picture now? You learn to be a nurse in college and a doctor in graduate school, but if you don't have good teachers in elementary, middle, and high school, you're not going to succeed in college and beyond.

Universal, free K-12 education is one of the great things about our nation, and we all benefit from it.

Notice I didn't make any humanitarian appeal, as that would be wasted on the Anonymous Brigade. From a purely practical standpoint, the money allocated for education is an investment--one that pays dividends--and not money that is just "spent".

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 2, 2012 at 6:52 am

Bradford, I want you to perk up those long pointy socialist ears of yours. You are conflating K-12 education with college and post-college education. I'm an individual and I want to be given the choice to support k-12 education or not. I personally don't want to because so much goes to teachers' salaries and pensions when most of them aren't worth much more than minimum wage. With the money I save, I can go elsewhere for policing or healthcare. And besides, so much of this is moot. After Obamacare starts, most of us are going to die under a huge tsunamic sea of debt and death panels anyway.

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

The teachers's pension sysstem will destroy the already failing California educational system. It isn't a matter of if, but when. And when is right around the corner.

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Posted by minimum wage taxpayer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 3, 2012 at 11:04 am

@ Taxpayers & Pensions

Does this mean you're announcing your candidacy for PUSD School Board? I hope it means you'll get an education on how much clout individual school boards have when it comes to CALPERS and pensions.

For the record, I agree the teacher's unions (and other public service unions) need to get serious about helping reduce the ballooning pension issues facing state and local budgets. My grandfather fought for unions in the 1920's and must be rolling over in his grave now at their bullying.

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 3, 2012 at 11:48 am

We have to do something about the expanding teacher salamis. If we don't, the unionist pirates won't get out of bed with the orgiastic Democrat Party spenders who want to tear down the dikes that are the only thing protecting us from what lies right around the corner: salami induced tsunami eruption that chokes all of us, and especially our grandchildren.

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