Following the lead of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (The MTA or the reverse
ATM, it takes money from you) the Massachusetts Association of School Committees at its MASC/MASS 45th Annual Joint Conference on November 18-21st, 2009 has its Report of the Resolutions Committee with the following item:
RESOLUTION 1 SCHOOL FUNDING[Submitted by the
MASC Advocacy Committee]
WHEREAS in the current economic crisis, school finance has become a more critical component to ensure that students
receive a public education that helps them reach high levels of achievement and meet the state’s highest-in-the-nation standards,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Massachusetts Association of School Committees reaffirms its advocacy positions
on funding of the public schools:...
• In order to generate additional funding necessary to finance the public
schools and the range of social services necessary to support children and their families, the legislature
take the following actions:
• Restore the state income tax to 5.9%.
• Explore the possibilities inherent in expanding casino-style gaming, including, but not limited to expansion of gaming devices at state
race tracks or other approved venues...
RATIONALE: This sets out MASC’s proposals for revenue, including
restoration of the sales tax and exploration of gaming...
The two big items
to generate funding for schools are to raise your taxes while you hurting financially and bring in more gambling to fatten
state coffers with money from the elderly, poor and addicted.
You need to find
out who your local school committee is sending to this conference and let them know that Resolution 1 is bad for
the state of Massachusetts and our children. You have seen the videos, Slots for Tots Part 1, Slots for Tots Part 2 & Slots for Tots 2009. Have them demand a vote to amend the resolution to take out such irresponsible fiscal policies. I
know mine is.
Contact the MASC Board of Directors and Division Officers today to have them remove such irresponsible resolutions from their statements of advocacy.
These are the people
instructing our school committees on what is supposed to be their priorities? Where did they go to school, The Carney/Wynn/Trump
School of Finance?