'Robin Hood' bill to fund schools generates division

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 9, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    Robin Hood took from those who stole from the poor.

    Today, it's stealing from success, and redistributing in an unfair way.

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    March 9, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    There's an irony that the bill is sponsored by a conservative and opposed by limousine liberals. It's all academic to underfunded schools in rural areas with little tax base.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 9, 2013 2:55 a.m.

    I think Robin Hood was a misprint, this is more like a Sheriff of Nottingham robbing (taxing) the poor and giving it all to the rich.

    All schools have a right to the equality of the taxation and federal funding for education that comes to Utah. Why should the schools that the Sheriff favor get $30,000 per student and those he considers undeserving $700 per pupil? Put equality back into education and eliminate this concept of Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham funding.

    Teacher salary should be set by state law as is all government workers, based on skills and educations. Schools should not be allowed to hire and pay teachers out of its per pupil funds which is property of the students and all taxpayers. Teachers should be distributed by school districts and located in schools closer to where they live. Exclude teacher pay from per pupil funding and make it a state employee fund.

    This representative and wealthy are out of line by thinking education should be given by favoritism and wealth of parents. Change taxation laws and give every child an equal education. The system needs and overhaul anyway to eliminate disproportionate per pupil education standards.

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    March 8, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Yes, Robin Hood sounds much sexier than Socialism.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 8, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    We spend four times what other countries do, and we hold the world record for funding education.

    Why are we still discussing school funding?

    Come on people! Let's learn how to budget.

  • skimanreplay Salt Lake City, UT
    March 8, 2013 1:15 p.m.

    The bill is nothing more than blatant redistribution of wealth, if this is going to be approved we might as well let the federal government come in and take $ from "rich" Utah to give to "poor" West Virgina. Neither is right.

    Control of what to spend, and the resulting $ should be kept locally, truth is not all value education the same, districts have had truth in taxation hearings and citizens have supported or not-supported certain levys with the understanding that they will be spent LOCALLY.