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Budget Cuts: Goodbye Schools

The Kansas City School Board, in a budget saving measure with pressure from the school's superintentent, voted to close 28 schools.  A last minute, ditch effort was made to save 12 of those 28 schools, but that measured failed, as well.  The slim margain, a 5 to 4 vote, also caused a lot of emotion.  Rightfully so as children were seen crying and parents were livid after hearing about the vote.

Chris Hernandez of KSHB NBC out of Kansas City, Missouri interviewed a woman who said, I have an 8-year-old and a 6-year-old that will be going to school with 12th graders- and I find that very inappropriate. I don't feel my children will be safe," said Deneicia Williams.


Again, I ask, where are our country's priorities?  It is beyond disheartening.  Why does it seem that education always must take the brunt of budget shortfall, resulting in school children taking the hit?  

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that may just sum it up, "It'll be a great day when the schools have all the money they need, and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber."  Well said.