Wednesday, May 04, 2005

So Sorry

Well, the Northwest bond didn't go through, AGAIN. I feel so sad for all those teachers and students. What a blow... They lost by 300 votes. The worst part is, from what I understand, is that many of the "no" votes were made out of stupidity, or things like grudges against teachers, etc. Basically, selfish reasons. I just feel so bad for them all. :(

7 comments:

mike said...

Go figure.

Voters will punish their own children/grandchildren to make a point.

Tomorrow they'll complain about poor test results at the same schools they essentially de-funded. You'd think that they'd have learned by now that you can't have good schools without funding, but I'm sure they thin that the federal government will supply the difference.

Spring said...

Those people are going to be kicking themselves later when little Johnny fails school and can't get a job.

PawPawEddie said...

Had a meeting with the Blackman township supervisor last night. The demographic was typical of most single issue elections but with a much higher turnout, about 30% of the voters in the district. He noted that if only the parents of the kids in the NW school district all voted yes, the millage would have passed handily. Most unfortunate. In the 21 years that I lived in the district only 1 millage proposal was approved. When I chose the NW school in which to build my new home, it was one of the premier districts in the county. Now they are dead last in millage support and both the jr. high and high schools are 300 students over capacity. But the supporters are to be congratulated for turning out the vote. They'll learn from this, and I'm betting on them the next time around.

Redhead Mommy said...

Let's hope so, PawPaw!! Do they have to wait three years before trying again?

PawPawEddie said...

I don't know if they have have to wait three years or not. I do hope they use whatever time they have to drive home their point to the parents in the district. If the parents are impacted by this decision it just may inspire them to get out and vote or maybe change their vote from a no to a yes. This is the sixth millage defeat in a row. The class of 05 will be graduating without having seen the benefit of a passed millage. How sad.

Redhead Mommy said...

I think they should start an add campaign with pictures of infants, toddlers, little kids, big kids...that say "This is who you hurt when you vote no on a millage" or something like that.

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