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How do you feel about budget cuts in our schools??

I've been reading that alot of schools are having to do budget cuts! How do you feel about this?

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lil_Army_Wife05

Asked by lil_Army_Wife05 at 10:09 AM on Jul. 28, 2010 in

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  • i think that if there is no money then you have to cut spending!!!!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:15 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • It sucks, but the only way any agency can run efficiently is with a balance budget. I think budget cuts and reorganized priorities and HOW the money spend is a must. Unfortunately many schooling systems don't reorganize priorities when they make budget cuts. It's saddening to see hundreds of thousands of dollars go to administration and not the actual classrooms.
    SAHMinIL2

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 10:15 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I hate it.... but I understand why it has to happen. We have gotten used to a huge amount of surplus in the schools. As a result we are used to "extras" that make life nice. Extracurricular programs, sports, new technology when the old technology was working just fine.  Unfortunately, with No Child Left Behind, there are soooo many mandated programs and interventions that have to be done, it takes away from the things that make school nice and enjoyable.  Add to that larger classrooms, books that are falling apart, too hot/cold classrooms and it makes it difficult to learn.  As a teacher, there are many projects that I cannot do because there are too many kids in the classroom and I wouldn't be able to properly supervise them.  As a result there is a lot of lecture time because that is the most time effictive way to get to a mass of people.

    beanielips

    Answer by beanielips at 10:16 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • It is horrible,

    They should not be taking away from our kids.

    They are our future and now a days they need more help then ever and they just keep taking, taking and taking.

    I can honestly see why alot of teachers are the way they are. They find it hard to have the passion for teaching, they need to live and some of them can't. They give more to the class then we do. The more they take from them the less productive teachers we will have out here.
    KFree907

    Answer by KFree907 at 10:21 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • i think we should not feel bad for our teachers! what great hours they have! all summers and holidays off! they have health benefits that are as good or better than government employees!
    they will strike because of a pay freeze?
    really, all government employees should be taking pay cuts.
    i think it is time for business people to take over politics. we need to stop bleeding money, don't you think?
    don't you think the schools could be run more efficiently? (that means better teaching with less spending)
    honestly, the U.S. spends a lot of money trying to reinvent the wheel when it comes to education. why not just do the tried and true?
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:28 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • The very last thing that should be cut is the budget for education....schools NEED financial support. Education is crucial. We are needing intelligent responsible children who grow up and contribute to America. AT this point, if schools start closing and teachers are let go. we are in big trouble.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:29 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • In this economy, cuts are necessary everywhere. As a parent, it is MY job to make sure my child learns what they need to know. I need to supplement my children's education. Extracurricular programs are just that: EXTRA. We need to return to good solid no-frills education in our schools and any parent who wants their child to have more needs to step up and take an active role. Our schools cannot and should not be attempting to function on an un-balanced budget.
    justnancyb

    Answer by justnancyb at 10:37 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • happy2bmom25....are you nuts? Teachers have to work after hours, they are not paid nearly enough, they have to renew their certificates often by taking courses and that happens during the summer, they start school at least a week early to plan for their class (before kids even go back to school) and they have to deal with crabby parents like you.Arghhh....unless YOU are a teacher, keep your nasty criticisms to yourself! You should be ashamed.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:38 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • i do not see quality education yet. i live in a good district, it is highly rated. and yet, the chinese and the japenese and the indian children all get education in addition to their public education. why? because their parents want them to measure up on a global scale, not a local scale. they are looking at the big picture. we want our kids to have art gym and music...but what about math and science? i would much rather have public money spent on math and science. wouldn't you? isn't it shameful that american companies are importing so many engineers? why are we failing in the schools? we are a fat unhealthy nation, so what is the point in physical education as is? certainly dumping more money into a failing system can't help.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:40 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • oh gertie, i have been a teacher!
    are you, or have you been?
    if you did not see the waste, then shame on you for turning a blind eye!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:43 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

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