Dear Editors: As a School Board member I must respond to Richard Bamberger’s statement about New York spending the most per student for any state. (Governor Cuomo’s Aide Defends Proposed Tax Cap) Mr. Bamberger fails to mention the crippling unfunded mandates that make up so much of our budgets. Mandates over which the local Districts have no control. New York State boasts 200 additional requirements over the Federal requirements of IDEA,(Individua...Views: 1395
American political culture is upside down. Money flows to the old; the young are starved. We spend lavishly on the most unproductive segment of the population and don’t invest in the vitality of youth and the future. For example, last month, Medicare spent $29,000 in two weeks on hospital bills and doctors to nurse my 89 year old mother-in-law back to a semblance...Views: 889 Rating:
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