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Schools brace for cuts in wake of ballot defeats

Original post made on May 21, 2009

After watching five of the state's six budget measures go down in flames Tuesday, local school administrators had one overarching response: Our schools and community colleges have a rough road ahead.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Michael
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 21, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Damm looks like were all going to hell. If you received a stimulus check from Obama, use it to buy guns and ammo. No joke. Always be prepared for the worst. Many educated liberals think this worlds problems are always going to be solved through reason. Yet that only works for those that have been in doctrinated in to believe this world is a perfect world. Reality check will come when a majority of uneducated Americans and non-native populations rise and take control of these streets through force. They are the ones that suffer all the burdens of a perfect society.

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Posted by MIke Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on May 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Time to start dismantling the centralization of the public school bureaucracy, and take back local control of the finances of our local schools.

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 22, 2009 at 1:48 am

Scrap that ding-danged pork barrel new firehouse and the $67,000 "art" that goes with it RIGHT NOW. Cut city administrative staff to the bone. Realign the compensation of all city workers to be compatible with private sector wages and benefits. No union contracts of any kind for civil service employees. Unions belong in the private sector.

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Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on May 22, 2009 at 6:44 am


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Posted by John Doe
a resident of Monta Loma
on May 24, 2009 at 2:22 am

Well every family at home must cut spending at home to make ends meet....we can't just ask someone for more money like supporters of all these bond measures....yeah it is harsh for the teachers....but then again it is harsh for all of us...

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