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Editorial: Schools live with state's tax cap, after all

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School boards and teachers unions are screaming bloody murder, but taxpayers — most of them, anyway — have to be rejoicing over the impact of the state’s new 2 percent tax cap. Because of it, school taxes around the state — typically the highest that property owners must pay — will be going up far more modestly than usual. And less than 10 percent of the state’s 671 districts are asking property owners to pass ...

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May 6, 2012
12:39 p.m.

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Your editorial brought out some good points. However, less teachers mean more people on the unemployment line. It also means more of the younger teachers (those who bring a new prospective to the education field)are leaving the state looking for steadier employment in other states. School districts still need to do a better job. They are cutting teaching positions and leaving sports and administration cuts on the back burner. What type of school district cuts teaching positions, increases class sizes and institutes combination classes instead of cutting levels of sports and still is top heavy in administrators. Districts can cut budgets without cutting any more teachers.