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    The Second Time As Farce

    The Second Time As Farce

    NY Times:

    As schools handed out pink slips to teachers this spring, states made a beeline to Washington to plead for money for their ravaged education budgets. But now that the federal government has come through with $10 billion, some of the nation’s biggest school districts are balking at using their share of the money to hire teachers right away.

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    Mike – I realized that you were writing "tongue in cheek". However, when one reads about the level of waste in all areas of the public sector while the private sector is demonized, then it is very easy to misread the intention of the comments.

    We need to maintain this level of voter anger to demand better people at all levels of government.

    It is also very frustrating for those of us in the private sector to have been required to pay into Social Security and Medicare as well as fund our own private 403b/401k. Now, we find out that we probably won't be getting anything from Social Security and Medicare will probably deny us essential care. In addition, I read about suggestions made before Congressional committees to force us to move our private savings accounts to a government controlled account.

    The reason – the wild swings in the stock market means that we are just being manipulated by those evil "fat cats" and we need the protection of our government to provide for us. Ha! Like they have done a masterful job so far! (sarcasm alert)

    And going back to the comment by Mike, the number of spelling and punctuation mistakes made it appear that it was written by one of the top-rated educators that are employed in local school districts. For example, "higher" should be "hire". (another sarcasm alert).

    Now, I hope that I did not misspell a word!


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