Memphis board: No school until city forks over funds

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    In an escalating political battle, the school board in Memphis, Tenn., is threatening to delay the start of school year until the City Council forks over $55 million in tax revenue earmarked for educatio
    ..By an 8-1 vote, the board decided Tuesday to postpone the start of the school year, currently scheduled for Aug. 8, until the City Council approves the Memphis City Schools budget for fiscal 2012 and deposits the money in the district’s account.

    “It would be imprudent to start schools and have to shut down in October, November or December,” school board President Martavius Jones told msnbc.com on Wednesday. “… And based on the city’s prior behavior, we have not been able to count on a reliable revenue stream.”

    Memphis board: No school until city pays $55 million - US news - Life - Education - msnbc.com
     
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    This is putting the kids first.. HUH???
     
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    A very good reason to home school.
     
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    see what happens when the Takers outnumber the givers????
     
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    Not in the slightest. For the childreeeeeen!

    How shallow and vapid that shit sounds...Politics over Education. How quaint.
     
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    You mean people are actually not working for the company store in Tennesse? They actually want cash and not cans of food for their labors? Unheard of!!
     
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    I don't the OP realizes who she's really bashing here....:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Give us the money now so we can blow it before we have to close for lack of funds in October, November or December...

    What fucking greed.
     
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    Yeah, crazy how the City council is not paying to have the childrens education come first. TSK!! Probably dishearted anti-union con men.
     
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    What a whiner. sniffle..............:eusa_boohoo:
     

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