Strong East Ramapo 5/20/17: June 20 Revote on ER School Budget

Andrew Mandel writes:
Hi everyone,
Here’s a link to the latest article on the road to the revised budget:
Below is a reaction from district resident David Curry on Facebook this morning.
We will need all hands on deck on Tuesday, June 20, so please be ready!
Will keep you posted on news,
Andrew
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Paying taxes to support public education is part of the social contract in this country. If you want to “get something” for the school taxes you pay, then by all means send your kids to public school! Nobody forces you to use a private school, that’s your choice. But when you made that choice, you (should have) accepted the costs that came along with making it. The notion that the public school system now “owes” you something for that is absurd.
Earlier this week, an Iowa woman wrote a letter to the editor that went viral. She wrote:
“I ask, why should I pay for a bridge I don’t cross, a sidewalk I don’t walk on, a library book I don’t read?
Why should I pay for a flower I won’t smell, a park I don’t visit, or art I can’t appreciate? Why should I pay the salaries of politicians I didn’t vote for, a tax cut that doesn’t affect me, or a loophole I can’t take advantage of?
It’s called democracy, a civil society, the greater good. That’s what we pay for.”

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