$200 million just for a plan? I'd do it for half the price.We
don't need more funding!Just better management of the existing
funds would increase teacher pay, and lower the class count.Example:New Jersey, and New York, pays $22,000 per student a year,
and they're still wanting more funding. It's crazy!
Funny how Republicans have always been reluctant to fund education so that
classes could be smaller or teachers could actually be paid well, but as soon as
they figure out how to get some of that tax money for themselves via selling
electronic gadgets/ testing software, they are all over spending that money.
(Not to mention owning buildings to lease to charter schools or running charter
school management corporations.)
My only concern is this: anytime we talk this kind of money with certain
individuals in our legislature who have had campaign contributors receive
contracts for software that turned out to be ineffective then we all should be
wary. Technology can never replace a quality teacher. If we as a state say we
love and respect our teachers than yes, give us (I am a teacher) the tools to
better do our jobs. I could care less about the salary side right now, and many
teachers I talk to daily feel the same way. Our concerns are class size, student
attendance, and parental involvement. Address those and you will have our
Invest in people.Let's treat our teachers better and get our
class size down. And more tutors and aides. This will help much
more than throwing some gadgets at our children.
I agree. This has nightmare written all over it. Broken gadgets with no money
to repair them, Connection problems, stolen electronics, nightmare.Reduce our class sizes.Where is $200,000,000 going to come from?
IF we have that kind of money sitting around, why are we denying our schools
what they really need?So messed up.
I would rather see this money used to reduce class sizes...not to buy electronic
toys that the kids already play on at home. That is of course, if the money has
to be spent at all.