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Sequester-Sized Government Waste Can Go First

rpexplorer Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 4:44 AM
The real issue is alluded to in this article but not explored. Why are states receiving money from the feds to begin with? Is it because there are federal schools or is it because the feds took the money from the state's tax payers to start with? Does that make sense to send money to D.C. and have it returned minus their admin fees? What is worse, it is returned based on how friendly the relations are between a particular state and the feds. Does this mean that there are three tiers of admin in the system? Local, State, and Fed?
tdarrington Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 8:09 AM
But but but it's educaaaashuuuuuunnn! For the chiiillllldrruuuuuuuunnnnn! Just feed the monster more and don't question it!

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel complained today about $8.5 million in cuts for classroom teachers in Wisconsin if the sequester goes through. The Fort Worth Star Telegram was more worthy, saying that the $67.8 million Texas will lose in education funding is doable for the state.

“That's a lot of money,” says, “but the state is scheduled to receive $4.9 billion in federal funds this year, part of a total school spending plan that tops $40 billion when local funds are included. What the White House is talking about is taking away less than a 10th of a...