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Forum Martyr

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#21 13 years ago

yeah im kinda mad cause my school went from 200 to about 375.




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#22 13 years ago

yeah im kinda mad cause my school went from 200 to about 375.




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#23 13 years ago

yeah im kinda mad cause my school went from 200 to about 375.




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#24 13 years ago

[INDENT]Well I live in a retirement town (about 35,000 people, and there's nothing to do for its size - most of the people up here are old folks that stay cooped up in their houses) called Paradise about 2 hours north of Sacramento in California. We haven't built a new school since the 70's, and our school system is totally crowded. My high school was originally built in the 1960's to accomodate up to 500 and we now have more than 1700 - and every year theres about 50 more Freshmen coming in than Seniors going out. (There's actually been alot of young people moving in recently - mostly from the Bay Area 'cause the cost of living is alot less here.) We only have 6 minute passing periods even though our school has portables that take far more than 6 minutes to get too - very frustrating. We recently had to bulldoze our tennis courts and plop down 4 portable classrooms in their place - and it really sucks! At least my classes this year are a little less crowded - last year my Geometery class had something like 45 students.

My Mom works for the school district at the elementry school that my brother and sister go to - and it's crazy, too. She works in the special needs class with the "mentally deficient" kids (Yes, in our household, retard is a forbidden word - i think she takes it personally - but I mean come on - all she is is a glorified babysitter.) and it's required that there by 1 aid per every 1 severly handicapped student. Theres only 4 aids, 5 on some days, and theres 13-14 kids there every day. So basically, they just have to sit the less-destructive kids down all day while they have to deal with the more agressive kids - so the kids who actually have a chance of learning something just get sidetracked.

To make a long story a little bit longer, something really needs to be done with our school systems - I'm sure theres other places in the state and around the country like this - what is everybody doing? The Governator is basically doing nothing - i wish he would at least "try" to make himself look useful, i mean nothing's got done in the year since he's been elected. All that I remember is that he repealed those crazy increases on the car taxes (One good thing that he did - those were quite a nice going away present from our old governor) and then he called democrats "girly men". I mean besides for the first part he did nothing! I think my 12 year old brother would accomplish more than him if he was elected governor.[/INDENT]




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#25 13 years ago
Cmdr_Miller[INDENT]I'm sure theres other places in the state and around the country like this - what is everybody doing? The Governator is basically doing nothing - i wish he would at least "try" to make himself look useful, i mean nothing's got done in the year since he's been elected. All that I remember is that he repealed those crazy increases on the car taxes (One good thing that he did - those were quite a nice going away present from our old governor) and then he called democrats "girly men". I mean besides for the first part he did nothing! I think my 12 year old brother would accomplish more than him if he was elected governor.[/INDENT]

Well, that's quite typical picture from a person who don't read newspapers, watch factual programs/documents and follow political events. Even though Arnold Schwarzenegger may not be so good governor, I think he does what he can with limited budget: he have to make cuts from public services when he promised not to raise taxes. Taking out loan is just a bandaid for the problem, making it even worse in longer period of time and there's no sight about financial support from the Federal Government: its budget is in quite bad shape when the war in Iraq and handling the post-situation of Katrina & Rita swallow big part from it.

It isn't that easy to be a politician, especially a governor when the people expect that the money grows in trees, all should happen in one night, all should be near perfect and you can't make any mistake or against the thoughts of majority, it would be "lying", "corruption" or "stupidity".

Sad, but true.