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Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools

Encouraged by how easy it was to pass Prop 100, the pro-tax forces are laying the groundwork to pass ever more taxes in Arizona.  The reason that Prop 100 passed was due to a combination of an advertising blitz generated by all of the Unions (teacher, police, fire), buy-in from the Chambers of Commerce (always with their hands out for corporate welfare), terrified teachers who know that they and their students are the LAST bucket to get filled with tax dollars, and a Governor who pushed hard for the increase. 

 

This tax COULD HAVE been defeated if the public had been educated and informed about the truth about where the money would truly be spent.  Take a look at Prop 301.  Then Governor Jane Hull stated, "not 1 cent will go to administration."  According to the Arizona Auditor General (as reported by the Goldwater Institute), just about every school district illegally diverted Prop 301 funds to transportation, special programs, and the bureaucracy, NOT to the classroom.

 

Paul Howell and Steve Urie are both running for AZ State House in LD22.  Both of them will raise taxes in order to "balance the budget."  They must be defeated.  Vote for Eddie Farnsworth in LD22.

 

Find out who is running in your Legislative District.  Support the true conservative. Here is the Auditor General's report.  You can go to this link and view results over the last 10 years for each school district.

 

 Arizona Public School Districts' Dollars Spent in the Classroom, Fiscal Year 2009 (February 2010)  

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Since 301 funds were meant for teachers, some districts use the funds toward salaries, then supplant M&O (salary) monies to provide 'bonuses' for non-teacher employees; they do this because most school districts have larger employee unions than teacher unions, and they want to keep everyone happy. Some districts make teachers 'jump through hoops' in order to "earn" the 301 funds. If the teacher/school doesn't reach their goal, they don't get the funds. I'm not sure what the districts do with the funds that they don't pay out to the teachers.
I'm not used to this website and I hope I'm doing this correctly. I just added a link to the Auditor General's report to my original Discussion post. You can follow it and then see the report for each year beginning after Prop 301 passed.
Anita Christy


Teachit2u said:
Since 301 funds were meant for teachers, some districts use the funds toward salaries, then supplant M&O (salary) monies to provide 'bonuses' for non-teacher employees; they do this because most school districts have larger employee unions than teacher unions, and they want to keep everyone happy. Some districts make teachers 'jump through hoops' in order to "earn" the 301 funds. If the teacher/school doesn't reach their goal, they don't get the funds. I'm not sure what the districts do with the funds that they don't pay out to the teachers.

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