I believe this is a valid and an honest question.
If you pay local property taxes on your home or business, the lion’s share of what you pay goes towards funding your local schools.
Taxpayers pay these school taxes, whether they have school-aged children or not, in order to guarantee the children in their community receive an education, and eventually, hopefully, become intelligent and productive members of society…, at least until they go to college.
If our local governments decide to close our schools, should we still be paying for them?
If they decided to discontinue garbage collection, would you still be forced to pay for that?
It really doesn’t matter if you think the schools should be closed or not.
It really doesn’t matter whether your local government is “following the science” or not.
If the children of our community are not receiving the education we are paying for (and I’m sorry, but this distance learning crap doesn’t count), why shouldn’t the taxpayers get at least a percentage (a big percentage) of the money back that they paid?
Why should teachers get paid for a job they aren’t doing?
Why should the local school district be paid for the upkeep, utilities, and support staffs for buildings our children aren’t using?
And, again, I’m sorry, but this distance learning crap doesn’t count.
No wonder why the teachers are hesitant about going back to work, like in Chicago.
Why go back when you can use COVID as a ready-made excuse, and continue to be paid for doing next to nothing?
Why go back when all of the “the scientists” in the teachers’ unions are overriding the scientists from the CDC (Center for Disease Control)?
Now I’ve heard that the Biden administration considers a school “re-opened” if they hold classes one day a week.
If you say so, Illegitimate Joe.
This was one of the Biden administration’s “clarifications” of their official policy.
That’s funny, because only a month ago these “clarifications” were called lies.
If it’s one thing we have learned, it’s that “it’s all about the money,” and not “all about the kids.”
If the teachers stopped getting paid, and the school districts stopped getting their share of the money, the schools would be reopening so fast it would make your head spin!
Of course, hell would freeze over before a penny of taxpayer money was ever returned to the taxpayers.
That being said, there are many taxpayers across our country who really should be receiving some of their hard-earned money back.
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