Results 1 to 15 of 121

Thread: 29 School Districts WTF!

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    877

    29 School Districts WTF!

    Charlotte's Mecklenburg County has 1 School district with a growing student population.

    Buffalo's Erie County has 29 school districts with a shrinking population!

    That ain't right. Don't complain about your taxes unless you are will to correct crap like this.
    Americans don't solve social problems...they just move away from them

  2. #2
    Tony Fracasso - Admin
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Buffalo, New York, United States
    Posts
    63,146
    But it provides jobs when you have more districts..

  3. #3
    Member geo_wny's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    440
    I do agree on that, I think there should be one superintendent for multiple schools, especially suburban and rural districts.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Buffalo
    Posts
    5,041
    The real problem is that each district is a separate government!

    We have a proposal that would eliminate all districts in the state as separate governments. Right now, only NYC operates that way, a recent development that I believe is working well (relative to the old system).

    http://freenewyork.org/articles/news...0districts.pdf

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Buffalo
    Posts
    5,041
    Of course, the politicians are useless which is I spent the last five months trying to knock off five of them. The wise voters had other plans.

  6. #6
    Member run4it's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Buffalo
    Posts
    5,689
    Who are any of us to tell a group of people that they can't band together to form their own government and institutions? Isn't that what the American Revolution was all about: self determination? On the off chance that students in Eden may have slightly different needs than the children in East Aurora who may have slightly different needs than the students in Cheektowaga who have different needs than Buffalo &etc.

    I understand that it would cut costs to have fewer districts. But you'd have to take me a long ways to deny any group of people the right to set up their own properly incorporated governments and institutions.
    But your being a dick
    ~Wnyresident

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    877
    Pittsburgh's Allegheny County has 49 school districts for 1.2 Million -

    Hmmm- Their economy is pretty crappy too. I wonder if it has anything to do with excessive and wasteful government
    Americans don't solve social problems...they just move away from them

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Buffalo
    Posts
    5,041
    BTW, Erie Co. leads Allegheny County in government workers, 17.4-10%.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Amherst
    Posts
    11,438
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ostrowski View Post
    BTW, Erie Co. leads Allegheny County in government workers, 17.4-10%.

    And there football team has won a super bowl

  10. #10
    Unregistered
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles California
    Posts
    1,388
    Quote Originally Posted by Dougles View Post
    And there football team has won a super bowl
    When is the Bills/Dolphins game in Toronto?

  11. #11
    Member nickelcityhomes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,636
    I wonder if it has anything to do with excessive and wasteful government
    Zoning boards, planning boards, and land use planning bureaucrats are excessive and wasteful too.

    You're part of the problem Steel.
    Most of all I like bulldozers and dirt

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    877
    Quote Originally Posted by nickelcityhomes View Post
    Zoning boards, planning boards, and land use planning bureaucrats are excessive and wasteful too.

    You're part of the problem Steel.
    Please explain. I don't fit into any of the groups you list.
    Americans don't solve social problems...they just move away from them

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Buffalo
    Posts
    4,542
    Quote Originally Posted by leets View Post
    Please explain. I don't fit into any of the groups you list.
    Don't bother. He'll insist you are. He knows everything about everybody.
    http://www.buffaloreuse.org/~kool aid free zone~

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Buffalo
    Posts
    5,041
    "The cost is too high."

    I guess I was being obtuse. I was referring to the "costs" that would incurred if I sent my children into the hands of the government bureaucracy.

    As for budgets, I can't vote for them. The school boards are controlled by special interests.

    http://freenewyork.org/articles/news...0districts.pdf

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. No language, no learning
    By Enough in forum Schools and Education in Buffalo NY and surrounding area
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: December 1st, 2008, 10:01 AM
  2. Cut Lancaster Over paid teachers pay
    By VegasDude in forum Village of Lancaster and Town of Lancaster Politics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: March 13th, 2008, 11:45 AM
  3. Eliminating school districts
    By Jim Ostrowski in forum Morning Breakfast - Breaking News
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: November 20th, 2006, 01:53 PM
  4. Comprehensive Report on School District Financial Accountability
    By woodstock in forum Albany NY State budget Capital and Governor Andrew Cuomo
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 14th, 2005, 11:41 AM
  5. Hevesi - Report Finds Problems of Five Largest School Districts
    By Night Owl in forum Morning Breakfast - Breaking News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 13th, 2005, 09:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •