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10.11.2011

Paradise ISD Sues To Declare Texas School Funding Unconstitutional



Well, kinda. The "Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition" has filed suit which is composed of more than 150 Texas ISDs. From this list (which is from a couple of weeks ago), it looks like Paradise is the only school district in Wise County which is part of the group.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope someone files suit to abolish the worthless standardized tests that are destroying our schools. Screw rick perry, pearson education and no child left behind!

Anonymous said...

How about re-examining their own tax base that is primarily ag-exempted before looking at how current state funding works?

Anonymous said...

Paradise ISD needs to quit looking so stupid. After this they get no respect from me EVER again.

These ISD's complaining need to PROVE to the taxpayer that less funding is hurting their schools in the long run.

Anonymous said...

they live off money from other districts because they have no base to speak of.. we are special here in paradise so please please send us other districts money. what you want to keep your own taxes?? why i never!!!

Anonymous said...

It is "taxation without representation." I'd like someone to prove it isn't.
And taxation without representation is unconstitutional.

Anonymous said...

AMEN to Anon 11:40!!!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it strange how the tea party hates big government, but they never complain about government's involvement with education. Its time to let teachers teach and take big government out of the schools

Anonymous said...

Federal funds represent a very small portion of a district's revenue and that is voluntary.

They can refuse the money and all the strings.........but of course they won't.

There is no Big Brother in Texas ed.

Anonymous said...

Texas.. redistributing wealth for the last 18 years by court order. There is no supremacy clause of the courts over the legislative or executive branch of government that I have seen.

Anonymous said...

They need to run off some teachers so they can put in a new track, bleachers,fence, lights at the track, and oh yes some Afro-turf like DISD wants to do.

Anonymous said...

Paradise appears to be supporting a lawsuit that if successful would ultimately harm the district.
They might want to research the ramifications before jumping on board.

Anonymous said...

2:57, don't paint with such a broad brush there. I am a tea party member and I am also a teacher who definitely wants federal government back OUT of education. Schools survived for eons without big government and still turned out well educated studetns. We've been brainwashed in to thinking we must have federal control. pffft!
"Big government" is one that wants control of everything! We've just seen it eat up and swallow education, now it wants more to swallow and you want to let it? Maybe you need to pay more attention to what the Tea Party is all about!
TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

Anonymous said...

AFT is way better than the TEA party.

Anonymous said...

418....no big bro in tx ed. R u joking? The state is big gov. And they are turning our kids into a class system like india, japan and other countries. The state issues iq tests, benchmarks and various standardized exams to determine where and who teaches your child. Meanwhile kids r deprived of art and other cultural classes. The state is big gov. Taking money from one district to another and mandating high stakes exams. You sir are misinformed or you are employed by the nazi system that is tx education.

Anonymous said...

A public teacher always has to option to teach "private" school. If Public does not measure up to Teabagger standards, Quit now.

Anonymous said...

let me guess, you are the one passing the cherry kool aid at one of our fine schools. screw off you thinkless nazi solider. your days are numbered