California spends half a billion+ on a new school

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Katherine - posted on 08/24/2010

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I'm so angry about this. Maybe it's because I know people dear to me who have died of CANCER. Maybe it's the fact that they screwed everyone for an inanimate object costing enough to cure world hunger. It's enough to clean up the damn oil spill!!!!! With some left over for a celebration.
@Tara, my HS had 5,000, my graduating class alone was over 1,000. We had two buildings though and it was like a small college campus. There were a lot of fights. It sure wasn't the Taj Mahal. I have to say we did have a great education there. In this building with all of their "amenities" who wants to learn?

Tara - posted on 08/24/2010

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I have several problems with this. 1. Why does anyone think housing 4200 children in one place for 8 hours a day is a good thing??? To me it seems a little like the new "super prisons" we have in Ontario, state of the art, nice buildings, good food, exercise equipment, educational opportunities, etc. etc.. I disagree with the idea of that many children together with so little adult influence.
2. Too much money when there are teacher layoffs in the thousands. Put the money in the people who do the job not in the place they do it!
3. Dropping school enrollment numbers mean this will be a losing venture. Always in debt and always borrowing and owing money. Mark my words, their budget will never balance!
4. A fancy school does not address the issues of class size, of socio-economic factors at home that affect learning at school etc. etc. again put the money where it is most needed.

Sharon - posted on 08/24/2010

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I've been waiting for the news story to pop up on tv (they keep showing snatches of it) but its hasn't come up yet. I was hoping for some gems of "thoughtfulness" like the one you posted katherine, to share here, lol.

Katherine - posted on 08/23/2010

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The extravagance has led some to wonder where the line should be drawn and whether more money should be spent on teachers.

Are you kidding me? They actually "wondered" about this? Genuises!!! ARGH!!!!

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I have nothing against building new beautiful schools with great amenities for the students to help the students get a great hands on education. But THIS? This is excessive.

Katherine - posted on 08/23/2010

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Oh that would be kick ass, a state of the art splashpad/playscape. Now you're talking.

Sharon - posted on 08/23/2010

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LOL! Feel better? They're CRAZY! Its a simple public school. I'd rather see a state of the art playground that is open for use for the whole neighborhood in a modest school.

I can imagine ways for them to pull this off without hitting the public funds to hard but we all know they won't do it.

California just forced their workers into mandatory unpaid furloughs (right?) and they're gonna blow this much on a public school? Why not put that kind of cash into highly rated teachers? ugh - its sickening!

Katherine - posted on 08/23/2010

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It's K-12, K-12, not even a freakin college. Who the hell spends over a half a billion dollars on a K-12?????? They don't want it to look like a 'jail' Ok, paint it in bright colors for f's sake. Insulting, disgusting, bad, bad, choice. Whew, it just really irks me.

No there aren't victims of natural disasters out there that need anything, famine, cancer, diseases UGH.







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Sharon - posted on 08/23/2010

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you know? California could save a lot of money if they slammed bad contractors with donated time working on public projects (like this school) instead of paying their asses.

A school dedicated to arts of any sort should be visually pleasing but such a towering edifice or building art is over the top for such a cash strapped state.

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