The Jefferson County Public School system boast about their ability to educate our children, the future of our country. Their mission statement:
The Mission of the Jefferson City School District is to ensure that each student achieves his or her maximum potential through a challenging educational system characterized by pride through excellence
This however is in question as they are going against the Supreme Court when they ruled two years ago that the Jefferson County redistricting plan was, unconstitutional [emphasis mine]. Yesterday on 10-10-10 the Louisville Grassroots Teaparty held a rally downtown at Jefferson Square. There were approximately 500 in attendance while the liberal Courier- Journal estimated only 200. A petition was circulated and signatures obtained to stop them from being hypocritical and to hold them accountable for the 4% increase to our property taxes. Helloooo…we are in a recession! [emphasis mine once again] As Marilyn Parker so eloquently put it:
Education is 50% of our tax burden. 50% and for
what? For 40 failing schools, for math scores 2 grade
levels below the national average, for college reading
scores..2nd to last.
I invite you to listen to the video to hear the speech in its entirety. “The cost to the taxpayer is millions of dollars for 900 hundred buses that pollute the air, at the same time the Liberals are running commercials telling carpool parents to turn off their car!”