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User Info State-Level Corruption And Theft; entered at 2017-09-10 22:29:37
Posts: 1340
Registered: 2007-08-26 San Antonio de Bexar de runover with illegals, Texas
Texas is a mess. 254 counties and over 1,000 school districts. Our forefathers (prior to property taxes) set aside when each county was formed so many sections of school land whose farm income was used to pay for grades 1-12. It was sharecropped 2/3 to 1/3. Usually with whatever was being grown in the area. Some counties (with sparse populations) had only a single school house with one teacher and all grades. Smart kids moved into higher grades based upon their ability.

Somehow that evolved into the mess we have today. School taxes are 2/3 of your total bill and are about $2.00 per hundred dollars of valuation and they don't teach cursive handwriting either. OBTW they sold off the school land many years ago. If the schools were smart enough to have kept the minerals (Wall school district just east of San Angelo, Texas )has it's own oil wells and no debt. But the poor school districts sued the rich ones and (the Robin Hood tax redistribution bill) was created.

My solution is that teacher retirement should be based upon a very small percentage of the wages each child you ever had in your classes earns. If they make a lot your get more. If they wind up on public assistance then that same percentage is deducted. I am not saying the student should pay for the retirement only how the amount is calculated. Problem solved and the kids are educated.
2017-09-10 22:29:37