In the LA Daily News, California State Sen. Tom McClintock offers a radical proposal for education: Spend school dollars on schools.
Across California, children are bringing home notes warning of dire consequences if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s scorched-earth budget is approved — a budget that slashes Proposition 98 public-school spending from $42.2 billion this year all the way down to $44.7 billion next year.
That should be proof enough that our math programs are suffering.
. . . Maybe — as a temporary measure only — we should spend our school dollars on our schools. I realize that this is a radical departure from current practice, but desperate times require desperate measures.
McClintock proposes a budget for a school that hires California State University professors as teachers, leases luxury commercial office and buys gym memberships for all students.