Posted by S, a resident of another community, on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:45 pm
I get some irked when I see the news that public assistance projects get all this funding i.e. food stamps, medicare, etc .. in fact more now than ever 'since these people need the help' but what about the children who in the future, will need the skills, education to continue to fund these government programs? Surely some of the public assistance/government assistance funds can be axed/diverted to our children! I'm tired of this...
Posted by Douglas, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Mar 16, 2009 at 5:05 pm
This can be a positive. A lesson in Economics 101. Learning how to stay within a budget. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. When the Recession ends, the school district will be a lean, mean machine, turning out high achieving students within a budget. A model for the rest of the country. Are our students, teachers and administrators up for the challenge? If not, we can bring teachers from foreign countries on H-1B and J-1 visas. As of June 2003, we already had 1,047 guest teachers in California's public schools (according to the National Education Association). California ranks number one in public school teacher salaries, number one in total school expenditures, number 26 in expenditure per student, and 47 in student academic achievement. As an arithmetic teacher might say "This just don't add up!"
Posted by Douglas, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Mar 17, 2009 at 4:13 pm
The Mountain View High School robotics team, Spartan Robotics team 971, is heading to a national tournament in Atlanta. As I have always maintained, Silicon Valley originated in Mountain View and no matter what budget our schools have to work with, our students will be up to the challenge! Go team 971!