read the message being sent by a vast number of taxpayers.
Eliminate frivilous spending like Medicaid, for which the state now owes the Federal Government $2.4 BILLION. Annual interest payments of $154 MILLION to cover that debt. And the state begins paying on the principal in 2017; at which point the outlay goes up.
Focus on jobs creation. Private sector jobs will always stimulate economic growth more rapidly than will public sector jobs.
Hold teachers accountable for the results just like employees are held accountable in the private sector.
And candidly, give the students a supply list and require them to supply their own goods so teachers don't have to fig into their own pockets.
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