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Do you support a $160 million bond for New Hanover County Schools?

Stupid kids=stupid parents

Who cares? I don't want MY MONEY to go to any kids I didn't make! YOU pay for them to read and write and quit asking the rest of us to cough up OUR money!!!!

What?

I have never responded to a comment...until now. Exactly who do you think will pay your pension or your government check...let alone preserve the freedoms we enjoy? These kids will. What a short-sighted idiotic comment.

were the money for lottery

were the money for lottery ticket s

Remember this poll when it

Remember this poll when it comes to the vote in November. There is a much larger group voting no. I bet in November that it doesn't look like this poll and the bond will pass. Can we say corruption???? Our government is not for the good of the people but for profit from the people. They cannot profit from giving teachers raises and buying school supplies so that students have learning materials, but a construction company can give politicians kickbacks and gifts when they overbid contracts to build new buildings and make repairs. It's a lot easier to pad the invoices with work not done or highly inflated materials. The politicians may even own the construction company or the real estate that would be bought for building. You cannot pad teachers salaries or paper because salaries are public and the general population knows how much paper and books cost because we are currently buying them for our own students.

Education starts at home.

Education starts at home. The ones that understand this are providing students that carry the test load for the others. Take these students away and your test scores would be rock bottom. Teachers are not magicians, but are there to teach and explain the strategies. It is parent responsibility to follow through at the end of the day and see that the material is learned. You can't teach 30 students to mastery level everyday in 60 minutes. For some reason, today's generation has lost the reality in education. Too many parents do not have their priorities in order with their children each night.

Do you support A School Bond

What is the Lottery Money For?

Oh brother

The Lottery was NEVER meant to pay for all school building needs. Anyone who thought this has not thought the Lottery through.
In Georgia all lottery proceeds have gone into investments. Pretty soon college will be free for ALL Georgia residents. It has taken years to get to this point but it is well worth the effort.
I'm all for free.
Rather than have reduced tuition for Vets it should be free.
We have no fiscal discipline here. And this goes for both sides of the political spectrum...... BUT in all fairness we all have to agree that school populations have grown here more so than other counties as this is an area that attracts permanent residents.
This is a tough one. I can see the need, but I wonder about adding on to existing schools...both Alderman and Pine Valley have expansion room. Winter Park does not but I also see the need for a school where they had indicated it was going (NE NHC?) to save on transportation costs.
the voters will decide but I don't see them approving this bond issue

Vog

want to know the difference

want to know the difference between GA and NC??? Easy, GA has not been ran for 140 years of DEMORATS! plain and simple, they have put their money where it was intended to go, why not dig up Hunt, Easley, and Perdue and find out where our money went, something tells me they will be making small rocks out of big rocks if justice is served.

I hope your not holding you

I hope your not holding you breath for free college...Cause that's not happening. The lottery was approved as a way to help support schools, but you have lottery commissioners making millions of dollars a year and for what??? Money that goes to schools from lottery are used for school boards and superintendents and their secretaries that make $100's of thousand a year. How is it fair that the superintendent's secretaries make double what a 10+ year teacher makes??? Seems to me that these salaries could be used to buy books and supplies that our poorly paid teachers are buying out of there pockets. The government is pushing the public schools out by reducing funding and pay for schools. Eventually all schools like prisons will be privately owned for a sole purpose of profit. That way the government can protect the private "non-profit" schools so that the general public has no idea where the tax payers money is going all the while we will be paying for our students education out our own pockets. Nothing is free anymore and our government is making sure of that. The world will right itself one day and those that caused the pain and stole knowing that it's not for the good of the people will pay!!!!

Oh brother

The Lottery was NEVER meant to pay for all school building needs. Anyone who thought this has not thought the Lottery through.
In Georgia all lottery proceeds have gone into investments. Pretty soon college will be free for ALL Georgia residents. It has taken years to get to this point but it is well worth the effort.
I'm all for free.
Rather than have reduced tuition for Vets it should be free.
We have no fiscal discipline here. And this goes for both sides of the political spectrum......

Vog

Schools are overcrowded,

Schools are overcrowded, schools are falling apart and who is suffering? YOUR CHILDREN! School systems are not getting support from the state so why can't we help? Everyone complains about the schools aren't doing this or that, but are you doing anything to change the problem? No continue complaining and see how far that gets you. Education lottery? That's a joke! I will do what's necessary to help my children get a better education.

School systems need to be

School systems need to be better stewards of the money they have been given before more money gets thrown in. As it is, the school system is a money pit. No matter how much money gets spent for education, the education continues to decline. The powers that be need to wake up and realize that the way they educate the kids is not working. As it stands now, the taxpayers are already getting a poor return on their investment.

Fueling a Wasteful Bureaucracy

Most people are sick of the overpriced administrators at the school system. They spend money like candy and the students and teachers suffer. Most people are not willing to continue to just continue to give them blank checks until they learn fiscal austerity.

Plus, the comment about the lottery is another great point. Everyone was told the lottery was THE FIX for funding our schools. I knew we were being had at the time, but too many people fell for it.

The NC lottery was supposed

The NC lottery was supposed to be the fix all for schools,
obviously that was untrue but it has created a lot more families without things they need because of it.

The lottery was never

The lottery was never supposed to be a "fix all", if you thought that or if someone told you that then you were mislead and your statement that "a lot more families are without things they need because of it".... where did you get that information from. Please post a link so others can read that for themselves.