Posts Tagged ‘education spending’


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Government Fat Cats Bulk Up on Taxpayer Dollars


Tuesday April 17th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:29am PDT   •   0 Comments

Many taxpayers have seen little economic gain in recent years but the salaries of government education bureaucrats “have exploded” as the Sacramento Bee reports. Sarah Koligian of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District gets $240,000 and Christopher Hoffman of Elk Grove Unified bags $330,951, more than the $324,029 of Sacramento State University boss Robert Nelson….
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“President Trump’s proposed budget is an out and out theft from the least of us to give to those with the most.” That is Bay Area Democrat Delaine Eastin in the April 5 San Jose Mercury News. The piece notes that Eastin is a candidate for governor and a former state education superintendent but…
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Proposed Teacher Tax Exemption Is Separate and Unequal


Tuesday March 14th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:54am PDT   •   0 Comments

Californians pay the highest state personal income taxes in the nation, but if state Senators Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) and Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) have their way, teachers will be off the hook. Galgiani and Stern’s Senate Bill 807 would provide teachers with tax credits for college tuition, certification expenses and other costs. If they…
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Subsidiarity Waste Not Sexy for Taxpayers


Monday January 30th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:42am PST   •   0 Comments

This just in: Sacramento City Unified School District has actually fired an administrator, but as Loretta Kalb notes in the Sacramento Bee, this rare dismissal is not an example of accountability. The administrator, Felisberto Cedros, is embroiled in a sexual harassment case against African American school worker Delecia Sydnor, whom he had threatened to…
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A Milestone in Federal Education Waste


Wednesday April 6th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:55am PDT   •   0 Comments

Shirley Hufstedler, the nation’s first federal Education Secretary, has passed away at 90. That news might surprise some, and not just the younger set, who imagined that the first federal education secretary appeared way back in 1776. There wasn’t one, because the Constitution gives states, not the federal government, domain over education. Under these…
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