Posted by James, a resident of the Whisman Station neighborhood, on Nov 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm
Healthcare cost sharing seems to be a trend, the tech company I work for is moving to it next year. Regarding teacher pay there is this new documentary "American Teacher", haven't seen it yet, but looks worth seeing: Web Link
I think there should just be income based fees for public education.
Posted by yupYup, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm
Trend? I think the VAST majority of non-union members have been paying a portion of their healthcare costs for years... heck, even federal employees have been paying part of their premiums for at least 15 yrs.
as for income-based fees for ed? property tax? of course, the prop 13 loophole is unfair to the multi-generational home. But, for the most part, property tax is effectively an income-based tax for public education. Someone buys a $1M home, they pay over $12K per year in property tax... someone rents a $2k per month apartment, they pay significantly less.