University Chapter of College Democrats, who are you to talk? You advocate students to vote for the proposed school millage, yet you will probably be leaving Ann Arbor in three to four years when you graduate college. Do you find it fun to spend other people’s money? Ideology is always expensive, especially when others bear the costs.
I’m not minimizing the importance of education. But we have to realize that there is a time and place for everything. Raising taxes during an economic slump is not an intelligent choice.
And money is not the solution for everything. On a broader level, the United States spends more money per pupil on education than almost every other nation. But U.S. students perform only at the international average on reading, math and science tests. To the school districts, I say, make do with what you have. Other nations survive with considerably less and still manage to outperform and outshine us.