Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Society No Longer Educating our Kids. Walker's Tools now Target Individual Families to Pickup Costs.

There’s one thing about public education that seems to have gotten lost in the weeds; Local communities and the nation used to share in the cost of educating the next generation. It was a way to prepare our kids, so they to could raise families, start businesses and be a part of the American dream.

Not anymore.

It looks like the very conservative Waukesha School District doesn’t like all that shared responsibility stuff, you know, setting up the next generation. Hell, they already had their kids, now it's time to stick it to everybody else. Individual families will now buckle under the rising costs, without the benefit of spreading those costs to everyone.
Waukesha Patch: Student parking fees at Waukesha public high schools will increase next year, as will school lunch prices, and the per-family fee limit on athletics will be removed, based on changes approved by the Waukesha School Board last week.

The parking fee will increase from $50 to $100 per semester and from $1 to $5 for a daily pass. The higher fee will increase district revenue by $59,000. The parking fee was last increased in 2003.

Next year, there will be an annual athletics participation fee of $150 per student. There will be no family cap on the cost and no per-sport fee.  It is estimated that this change will increase revenue by $41,000. 
Thanks Gov. Walker.

1 comment:

  1. The one thing we know is that if schools have the resources to give kids the opportunity to learn and succeed, they will. It has always been thus ... until now. Yes, it is very, very sad.

    Who in there right mind would look at the last 20 years during which hundreds of millions of dollars of opportunities were siphoned out of schools and think that chopping another $1.6 billion would make any sense.

    Again, how sad.