01 May '11, 6pm

Tea Party Running For School Board: It looks like Tea Party activists have taken a page from other hard-right po...

Tea Party Running For School Board: It looks like Tea Party activists have taken a page from other hard-right po...

It looks like Tea Party activists have taken a page from other hard-right political movements and are making a push for representation on local school boards. The timing couldn't be worse for schools that are already starved for funds after decades of relentless spending cuts and school consolidations. For many districts, local property tax increases are the only reasonable means to plug sometimes billion dollar budget gaps. Now those districts have to face anti-tax activists who are intent on decimating public education by once and for all turning off the funding spigot. Tea Party groups are not simply challenging local property tax increases. They are challenging school staff they perceive as "unnecessary" and calling to question the idea that smaller class size results in a better learning environment. So far these efforts have been met with mixed success. In places lik...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/tea-party-runn...

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Nullification Coming To A State Near You:

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care2.com 02 May '11, 7am

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