Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bawling My Eyes Out For Bloomfield Hills

The poor unfortunate souls of southeast Michigan may once again be the victims of Michigan's financing of public schools.

You know, this is the model-of-fairness law that forces the Bloomfield Hills School District to survive on only $12,387 per pupil while most other districts are blessed with state-mandated equity financing of about $7,200.

This has the Bloomfield Hills School District ticked.

"This is completely insufficient in light of our rising fuel costs, health care and retirement costs," said Betsy Erikson, a spokeswoman for the Bloomfield Hills School District.
How ridiculous have things gotten when a classroom of twenty students generates revenue of almost a quarter of a million dollars for the school district, yet that windfall is considered insufficient to get the job done?

Grow up, and learn to live like the rest of us.

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