Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Education and Politics in a Head-On Collision
The York, Pennsylvania Suburban School District pushes for a property tax increase of 1.4% to pay for a $3.8 million budget gap. The Clay County, Florida school board proposed raising teacher salaries 1.5% in a time of high unemployment. In both instances, local Tea Party groups said - yelled - "No!"
The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting story today on the involvement of national Tea Party groups in the fights against what are perceived to be irrational, unnecessary, and unwarranted spending and tax increases. After the public debacle arising from the governor of Wisconsin's battle with public sector unions, it's interesting to see how the tension between the Tea Party and school boards from around the country is rising as well.