With school revenues at record highs, why are California districts facing insolvency? Auditor offers a case study in Sacramento

 

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By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

Here is a truth, you can never give a government agency enough money.  And the unions and special  interests can never get enough tax dollars and bond money—regardless of how poor the test scores are.  Government schools in California are failures—they professionals are PROUD that 48% of the students read at grade level—48%?  In any language that is a massive failure.

“After releasing a report concluding that the state’s system for financing public education “has not ensured that funding is benefiting intended student groups and closing achievement gaps,” Howle followed up with another, warning that the Sacramento City Unified School District would soon face insolvency unless drastic measures were taken.

Sacramento’s situation is hardly unique. Districts across the state are approaching financial crisis even as California increased education expenditures by extraordinary amounts — about 50 percent in the last five years.”

So the answer is simple—school districts, professionals, are abusing the taxpayers and students.  As they say, in government money is fungible.  Giving money to government schools is a great way to waste money and pretend they are educating students.

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Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/

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One Response to With school revenues at record highs, why are California districts facing insolvency? Auditor offers a case study in Sacramento

  1. C E Voigtsberger January 17, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    It isn’t a shortage of funding, is is a lack of discipline in spending. It is a lack of fiscal responsibility. It is a lack of a sense of fiduciary duty to the people providing the funding.

    And yet the taxpayers keep sending the same hacks back to continue the fiscal folly. I think Pogo said it best, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

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