Letters for Sunday, October 14, 2018
Support schools with ‘yes’ vote
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Dan Freund, our children have been shortchanged for decades by a bloated and inefficient DOE which gets $2 BILLION a year and yet still graduates kids who woefully underperform on every measure of educational achievement. I would only vote YES to a ballot measure that called for an independent audit of this behemoth with its layer upon layer of unnecessary and scandalously overpaid administrators. VOTE NO!
Brian, John’s a notorious spinner of facts for the sole purpose of spreading his liberal loon dogma. He’s an intelligent individual who suffers from being hopelessly lost in the liberal brainwashing he’s undergone, and has just enough information to make him relevant for their purposes, and not enough to make him relevant to reality.
The amendment would be a blank check with no guaranty that the money would go towards education. Before any new tax is proposed to support public education, an audit of the DOE MUST be done to eliminate the massive waste of money with the bloated administrative personnel. Vote NO and demand an audit.
Right, Dan. Vote yes and you’ll get nothing more than increased rents, market prices etc. This amendment proposes a tax on investment property which leads the less discerning to think that only the rich will be affected. Rental and business properties are considered investments and they will be taxed…so who pays? The consumer, of course. Use a little common sense, Dan; consider the unintended consequences of giving the state another means for sucking the life blood out of people.
Hawaii’s educational system is NOT underfunded. It’s simply a problem of the DOE bureaucracy sucking up so much of the funds available. You think throwing more money at these bureaucrats will improve the actual education the kids are getting? Wake up.
Dan, the last thing our society needs is more taxes!! Is it possible that our schools are experiencing the same horrible increase in administrative fees that has a tendency to affect certain of our much needed services like schools and hospitals etc? For instance, the vast cost of healthcare no longer goes to doctors who provide the care. The money is eaten up by unnecessary “administrators” and bureaucracies who/that oversee everything to a finite degree! When there are more administrators than doctors you know the money is not being paid wisely!! I wouldn’t be surprised if the same robbery is going on with our schools? What is the administrator to teacher ratio and where could the vast sum of money that goes to education be better spent? I for one will vote NO on any tax.
Brian, Gordon’s a notorious spinner of facts for the sole purpose of spreading his right wing loon dogma. He’s a moderately intelligent individual who suffers from being hopelessly lost in the right wing brainwashing he’s undergone, and has just enough information to make him relevant for their purposes, and not enough to make him relevant to reality.