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Education is the first to go - The Autobiography of Russell
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Education is the first to go
Yet another state governor has announced huge cuts to education spending.

Why is it that the first thing Governors and Presidential Hopefuls want to cut is education funding? Why not cut tax cuts, or actually work with departments to figure out how to make sure the money isn't being misspent?

Oh, I'm sorry, that would mean you don't get all the credit for 'saving' the budget and it wouldn't be an immediate result. Lame.

Current Mood: irritated

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sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: March 9th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)
It's the shortsightedness of balancing the budget by cutting education that boggles my mind. Of course, they may just be thinking that an uneducated electorate is easier to manipulate. Hell, they have proof of that right in front of them, given what sets people on fire these days.
legolastn From: legolastn Date: March 9th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm increasingly of the belief that this isn't just short-sightedness but a political strategy, yes.
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