snuffy wrote:I agree with Richard - we do have a duty to provide a basic education. The basics include: Math, Science, English and Reading. Everything else is gravey that Parents should pay for. I am getting ticked off with college students exorting that college is a right - it's a privilege. I will fight my tax dollars going State Universities with all their coddling. I and my wife paid for that privilege ourselves, so should college students! My forehead is still black and blue from reading a student protest sign stating: "I can't afford to loose my tution"
What I'd like to see is funding schools from income taxes or sales taxes. This would take some of the burden off the property owners shoulders and shift it to the general population (society). For years I paid school taxes but had no children attending school. Now I do have a daughter in public school but why should someone with one child pay as much as someone with 3 or more? How about folks on social security? What forces a lot of them out of their homes prematurely is the cost of the taxes. Not everyone can afford to move to lower tax districts or even to sell their homes in this market.
What is the big bugaboo about disconnecting property taxes from school funding?