Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Deduct This...

Ok - Let me get this straight... we spend how much of our taxes on education funding? It's somewhere over 56% of our property taxes alone in my town .. and CT state's school funding is over $1.6 billion.. and these teachers still have to shell out their own personal pocket money for classroom supplies? and they get a tax deduction of $250 for it to boot?
The National Education Association is working with Congress to get a two-year extension on the tax deduction, said Al Campos, a lobbyist for the organization.
They ought to present their receipts to the school administration and demand reimbursement. Perhaps the Superintendents, and their legions of assistants and curriculum specialists, should take a pay cut so that teachers can put the money in the classroom where it really belongs.