Most towns fund schools from property tax. If the town is wealthy with high property values, schools are extremely well funded. If the town is poor, with very little wealth in home values, schools are underfunded and failing.
The State of Vermont funds schools by creating a shared fund state wide. Property tax from around the state is deposited into the fund, and then distributed to schools based on pupil count to equalize money spent per student. They also fund schools with an income tax mechanism. This way all students receive a fair education, regardless of which zip code they live in.
Please explain how California is so “liberal” when Senator Diane Fienstein has been been in office for nearly 30 years and has only done TWO town halls the entire time? This lady is the antithesis of liberalism.
She supports bombing Syria but doesn’t support universal healthcare. Time to vote her out! #primaryFienstein
California’s Sen. Dianne Feinstein faced a largely friendly Los Angeles crowd at town hall Thursday, though the crowd came with a resou…
I went to a Democratic Town Committee meeting tonight and raged out on them about the election loss and failure of the Democratic Party to do anything for working class people.
To my surprise, I got a near standing ovation, and most of the people there started talking about how horrible Hillary is / was! Many asked me to keep going and join them. Not sure if I’m ready to be a democrat, but raging out on them felt damn good.
It’s time for people to stand up and take the fight to these people. Call them out on their shit and stop letting them fail us. We need people to do this at every level, from town halls to press events. It’s time to hold the criminals accountable and kick the bums OUT!
A nation can’t be great if it is unwilling to take care of it’s citizens. This country will not be great until it provides healthcare for all. We must abolish healthcare for profit in favor of single payer healthcare for all.
Senator Flake had voted for a bill that would let states deny Title X funds to family-planning centers that also provide abortions.
Tip #2: How to beat evasive congressional tricks