Saturday, May 10, 2008

$650,000,000 ± $420,000,000 (or, I Voted Today)

Did you know that today is a voting day here in Texas? Well, I voted. We had two school bonds, one for our local ISD and one for the local college district. The ISD is asking for a paltry $650,000,000 for improvements and expansion - this includes building one new high school, rebuilding another (parts of which are 40 years old), providing every high school student with a tablet PC by 2011, adding interactive whiteboards to every classroom, and a few other things. The college district bond is for $420,000,000 for raises, new class space, etc.

That's a chunk of change, no matter how you look at it.

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