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Schwarzenegger budget projects less spending for CSR

Original post made by scattergram, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 18, 2010

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My favorite quote after financially strangling schools the last two years:

"Schwarzenegger administration officials say they are just responding to decisions made by local districts that have already increased K-3 class sizes this year, or plan to next year, and therefore qualify for a reduced subsidy from the state."

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Posted by Gunslinger
a resident of Danville
on Jan 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm

God bless Arny! Down with this traitorously managed, exorbidantly run school system. Rip that monkey off our back!

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Posted by Gunslinger
a resident of Danville
on Jan 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Simple equation folks. Smaller class sizes= Hiring more teachers. The teachers unions can try and pretend it's for the kids, but it's not. Meanwhile, our billion dollars spent specifically on keeping class size down can be better used for our children in other ways. Believe me, there are far better ways to use that money.

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Posted by letgo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm

ginslinger - exactly! There should only be one teacher for every grade in elementary because many people keep saying there is no evidence that class size matters. SO why not 100 or 200 kids in a class. We could effectively cut the elemetary staff in this town down to 6 teachers. I'm guessing all togehter we could staff PUSD with 20 teachers. We may need to build bigger classroom, since all the kids will have to go to one school, but that will still be much cheaper then paying all these teachers.

There are far better ways to spend that money like paying for health care for illegal immigrants.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

If the employees don’t take a stand and force their union leadership to make some substantial salary concessions soon, CSR will soon stand for Certified Staff Reductions.

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Posted by Dark Corners of Town
a resident of Country Fair
on Jan 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

Well, that (Certified Staff Reductions) is what happened last year and every indication is that it will happen again this year.

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:26 am

The answer is staring us in the face. Cut overhead substantially by lowering salaries, retirement benefits, eliminate some of the Asst.Supdt. and other superfluous posts, increase class size, lower teacher and support salaries. The U.S. sovereign debt is likely to be downgraded which will increase the interest costs on Federal debt. So uncle O'bama's days of handouts are coming to an end. If we do not do these things soon we are headed for bankruptcy in the not too distant future. Take tough steps like most families have already done. Massachusetts, the most liberal state in the nation, is the leading indicator.

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