I am so sick of hearing about the state’s budget problem. Nevada’s government has plenty of money from the tax dollars we already pay. We have gaming tax, sales tax, and property tax. Obviously, having a small tax system has brought us great prosperity so far, right? Like momma always said, if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.
We have a strong education system too. It’s one of the best in the world. It’s America…how could it be worse than all those third world countries out there?
In the news today, Brian Sandoval says that the cuts to education will be a lot more than 10% this year. Why not? Money doesn’t make a good education system, and it certainly doesn’t grow on trees. All we need is good teachers, classrooms, and text books. Why do we need to spend $7,000-$8,000 per pupil? Give me a thousand dollars, and I can teach a kid easily.
Today I read that some group is trying to suggest our education system has a problem. Then I realized that the group was from UNLV. There you go right there. It’s just a bunch of liberal propaganda from ideologues in ivory towers. That’s why we need to cut higher education. We need to get rid of those idiots.
It’s time for students to man up! You can pay your fair share. You are getting the education as a service so you should pay for it yourselves. No more handouts to students. We need to privatize these schools and universities so that competition and the free market can make them better. If students can’t afford to attend because of the cost, well they probably didn’t work hard enough for it. Sorry. We can’t hold your hand your whole life. Besides, there are plenty of jobs out there waiting for you to fill. Why bother with school? Boy, if only I were in charge.
Justin is the publisher The Nevada View, which has earned the recognition in the Washington Post’s “Best State-Based Political Blogs,” as well as being awarded the “Most Valuable Blogger Award” by the local CBS affiliate in 2011. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee