Sunday, May 04, 2003

Opinion article from USA Today

Americans open wallets for schools

The poll tells lawmakers that it is time for a new discussion about the role tax policy plays in supporting quality public education. Federal and state governments, acting as if the good economic times would last forever, cut taxes at the expense of quality education and young people. Some elected officials supported tax cuts as a backdoor way to reduce public education funding without having to assume responsibility for the consequences. America's most disadvantaged young people pay the price, especially because state and federal lawmakers are demanding higher achievement from these students without giving them the extra help they need.

Except, not in Evansville, Indiana.


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