Thursday, May 19, 2005

Failing the final exam.

If you're in Nashville and you're a taxpayer facing a property tax hike and wondering why the schools need more money, you're not alone. David Shearon has been asking hard questions and getting no answers. My questions to board member Marsha Warden on the NashvillePTOTalk list have gone unanswered. My personal e-mail to my board representative Lisa Hunt has been ignored. And this article from the Nashville Scene relates that the School Board is unable to answer the Mayor's questions also.

It's not that we don't want to provide schools with money they need but before we start peeling off money from our own tight budgets, we have a right to know where the money is going, why and if there is a better/cheaper way to do this. A lot of obfuscating and looking at each other for the answers isn't building confidence that the system knows what they're doing with the money they've already got.

Can't anyone answer these questions?

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