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Illlustrated: Why the golden state isn't so golden any more

Dittohead not!

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On the one hand we have this:

[h=1]Calif. Teacher of The Year Gets Layoff Notice[/h]
This may not be the year after all for one California Teacher of the Year. Sixth-grade teacher Michelle Apperson received the Sacramento City Unified School District award, only weeks after getting a pink slip.

“It hurt to receive the slip,” Apperson told ABC News, “but I’m grateful to see they do honor hardworking, dedicated professionals.”
The Sutterville Elementary School teacher is one of the latest teachers on the verge of losing her job because of California budget cuts.

Meanwhile, there is the project that just won't die:

[h=1]Calif. High-Speed Rail Moves Forward, Slowly[/h]
The California High-Speed Rail Authority's $68-billion high-speed-rail project recently announced a probable joint-venture team to construct its first phase, but that doesn't mean trains will be leaving the station soon. The embattled project still faces lawsuits and questions, even from former supporters.
That 68 billion train to nowhere is still going forward, even if we're not likely to be riding it in my lifetime anyway.
But, we can't adequately fund the schools and so are laying off outstanding teachers.

Bah, humbug.
 

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And to think I thought it was because of the increasing costs of gold.
 

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On the one hand we have this:

[h=1]Calif. Teacher of The Year Gets Layoff Notice[/h]



Meanwhile, there is the project that just won't die:

[h=1]Calif. High-Speed Rail Moves Forward, Slowly[/h]


That 68 billion train to nowhere is still going forward, even if we're not likely to be riding it in my lifetime anyway.
But, we can't adequately fund the schools and so are laying off outstanding teachers.

Bah, humbug.
I think they are not teaching basic math skills good enough in schools anymore, because no one seems to understand how to balance a budget. And that you shouldn't spend more than what you have, and you need to carefully prioritize where your finite amount of money needs to go.
 

Dittohead not!

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I think they are not teaching basic math skills good enough in schools anymore, because no one seems to understand how to balance a budget. And that you shouldn't spend more than what you have, and you need to carefully prioritize where your finite amount of money needs to go.
Either that, or we keep electing the kid who sat in the back of the class with his hoodie up to hide the earphones he was really listening to.
 
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