May 17th, 2007

we can't teach what we don't know
  • uu_mom

More taxes?

There are several articles and opinion pages about the proposal by the council to increase the phone tax - some of them are posted in PGCares Newsvine. We just had an increase a couple of years ago. I know people who are leaving the county. I don't think the tax increase will be used to truly improve the county. They're saying it's for education, but maybe they're cutting education to fund the hospital? I don't think they got the funds they needed from the state for the hospital and they've decided to continue to fund it. Superintendent John Deasy said he could find alternate funding and hopefully he will. I would like to see the schools get their budge to help increase academic achievement, but is this really the way the county should do it? I think not.

Also see pg_race_matters about hate crimes.