It’s a staggering scenario: that people are asked to choose between the rich getting richer and children getting an education. And yet that is where we’ve got to.
I guess the real question is not the micro one of the right and wrong of this but the macro one, which is can any society really survive when its value system has been so corroded that such questions are even asked?
So says Ritchie about California\’s school system. The only possible thing one could do is tax the rich more.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Recent news reports shed light on the world\’s most expensive high schools located in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Cost estimates range from a billion to two billion dollars for just two high schools. The Belmont Learning Center cost reached a billion in construction and financing and the Robert F. Kennedy High School over half a billion without financing.
The alternative of not pissing the money away is unthinkable, of course. For there is no such thing as wasted government spending in The Courageous State, is there?