Why aren't Grand Rapids-area parents excited about cuts to their local schools?
May 21, 2011
Check out this story from the Grand Rapids Press about more than 500 area parents who crammed a meeting with state lawmakers about drastic cuts in state aid to their local public schools. Both Republican and Democratic state lawmakers participated with the GOP members of the Michigan Legislature trying to justify cuts that could send some local school districts into bankruptcy.
The lawmakers are trying to defend the cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Synder to pay for a massive tax cut to our state's main business tax. Republicans seemed to be telling parents at the meeting that less school aid will actually end up being more.
Read the story and then ask yourself if parents are buying the Republican arguments for making massive cuts to local schools.
How is your local school district being affected? What will the consequences of the cuts for your local school district? Good or bad?