C. R. GAZETTE EDITORS WHINE ABOUT 3.44% SCHOOL FUNDING INCREASE

3-28-16

Greetings, Cedar Rapids Gazette Editorial Board and all—

Your 390 word, 3-26-16 editorial mindlessly parroted school officials' whining about 'only' $153 million (3.44%) increased school funding.  You called it a 2.25% increase.  Like you called an 18% sales tax increase “a penny”!  That’s what you do.  Distort, distract and whine. 

You showed no comparable disappointment in school deception, waste, academic child abuse, inadequate teacher preparation/qualifications/training--and poor school management etc.  

Because of that 3.44% increase to $4.44 billion per year total for schools—it will equal $44.4 billion in 10 years—plus any additional foolish increases you whine for. 

No sensible person would believe Iowa taxpayers will have that much money to waste on terrible public schools--based on the state’s mediocre management (too much school waste), bleak ethanol and manufacturing outlooks, increased competition, stagnant population, national debt and poor national economy etc.  Governor Branstad knows this as do a few legislators.  But Gazette editors foolishly refuse to listen to them.

In contrast to your distorted A disappointing school funding deal editorial headline, Des Moines Register editors are at least starting to listen and suspect something is terribly wrong with Iowa’s public schools. Their 3-24-16 disgruntled editorial headline blared as follows against school performance deception: 

Illiterate third-graders can still be promoted

You instead listen, distort and mindlessly parrot bogus school officials' claimed needs for more money—and no expected improvements in student achievement.  Same ‘ol, same ‘ol.

GAZETTE EDITOR$ MINDLE$$LY PARROT IOWA  $CHOOL OFFICIAL$

Gazette editors must demand school officials make much better use of the money they have, before demanding more!!

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Click here http://www.iowalive.net/howandwhyiowagotalowproficiencystandard.htm  to see how and why it was adopted.  Both are linked from website:  http://iowalive.net/

ILLITERATE 3RD GRADERS CAN STILL BE PROMOTED

IA SCHOOLS DEMAND $1.9 BILLION MORE TO WASTE

IA K12 SCHOOLS SPENT $23 BILLION FOR FLAT ACT SCORES

Sincerely

 

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