One more chance?

Come on team, let’s give it the ol’ college try one more time!  The Arizona Republic is encouraging the legislature to take one more shot at getting something on the ballot.  They’re talking about it, but hey, we know how that has gone in the past.

Meanwhile, SAT scores are slipping in Math and Writing.  Blame the teachers, the students, the administrators, illegals, whomever you want, but one thing is for certain, now is probably not the time for more massive cuts to schools.  Even if the Governor signs this budget, there is going to be a giant hole in it within a couple of months.  Then, it will be back to the drawing board to fill the gaps.

In case you haven’t noticed, things aren’t getting better around here.  In fact, I think Obama is hitting this healthcare thing with both barrels so people will stop talking about how crappy the economy is for a few minutes.  The government giving away billions to help people buy new cars is not going to bail out America.  In fact, how many dumbasses traded in their “clunkers” for new fancy cars whose car payment they can’t afford?  Can’t wait for the “Cash for Repos” government program that will be coming next.

Anyway, back to education.  Look, I am not an educator, nor do I claim to be one.  But, hey, America is already falling behind in the education of our students, and while the current system may not be ideal, it’s what we got.  So, instead of being self-righteous about how bad things are, we need to make sure we are doing whatever we can to make things better.  That being said, money for schools is a good thing.

Do I think that we should just pump money into schools with reckless abandon and hope for the best?  No.  I think that teachers and administrators can learn to do the best they can with what they got, within reason.  However, making dramatic cuts to education is not going to help this cause.

So yeah, maybe one more chance would be a good thing.  I just don’t know how anything has changed.


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