Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bothered

Does it bother anyone else...

... that yesterday was a full time infomercial on ABC for President Obama's health care program?     Every single news program from morning until late night was PO pushing his health care "reform".     What happened to unbiased journalism?   

...that Governor Barbour is leaving to go take over as the head of the Republicans, but our state doesn't have a budget yet?     Principals don't have contracts and some school districts haven't given teachers their contracts either.     Medicaid is taking a huge hit which means our elderly are suffering.       Come on, Governor!

....that Mike Kent is about to push for yet another bond issue for the Madison County school district?   It is going to total $60 million dollars.      He promised a LOT in the last bond issue that never came about.      One of the major hot buttons on this bond issue is artificial turf.    Turf?   Total insanity.    Ridgeland has the oldest school in the District.     It does not have a cafeteria large enough to service 600 kid during the school day and is in serious need of replacement, but yet it is not even on the District's consideration list for this latest bond issue.     

What also isn't being addressed?    The severe issues going on inside the walls of Madison County schools.    Parents are taking their children out of Madison County schools at an alarming rate to go to private school.    This is because the administration is solely focused on "bricks and mortar" and not on the quality of day to day.

As for me?   I vote no on this bond issue.   Until we hit our District Superintendent in the wallet, we will never get his attention. 

5 comments:

Dr. Wifey said...

ignorance is bliss - i think i am better off not knowing these things.

From the Doghouse said...

My SIL, who lived in England for a while, can tell you all kinds of things about national health care.

Conservative Belle said...

Excellent questions. I have thought along those same lines.

K Storm said...

People don't realize that national health care will severely limit their choices, quality and availability of providers. My hubby's reimbursement for Medicare patients is nowhere near the cost of providing the service but the government requires so much more to accept Medicare patients. I can only imagine what the situation would be if the government gets even more involved...many providers will be driven out of business.

As for the schools, I have to say that I am very new to all this PTO stuff and I am not aware of people leaving for private schools. I guess I need to find your sources and read up.

Veggie Mom said...

You tell 'em, Deanna! And what about the Governor of South Carolina? I'll bet he doesn't last the weekend...