Friday, September 28, 2012

Are you ready for BrownTaxMaggeddon?

 Posted By CotoBlogzz

In response to businesses fleeing California, LG Newsone quipped that businesses need to be more responsive.  Now today I got this notice informing me that the “legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation to require some property owners to pay a fee for state fire prevention in their areas..”

Makes sense doesn’t it?  Particularly if there is symmetry.

For example, I have been paying property taxes for over 20 years, but have not had my children attend public schools in that period – does that mean I get a refund?

What about parents who send their children to private schools, or better yet home-school their children?  Do they get a tax break.  Of course note.  Worse.  The California Teachers Association as tried to criminalize home-school teachers!

Now, if you think ObamTax is bad, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.  Forget the special fire prevention tax  or any other special tax, or even the 63%  voter-approved local tax  measures on the June 5, 2012 California primary ballot. 

California residents face BrownTaxMaggeddon if they approve California Proposition 30, despite what Brian Jones Long Beach teacher might say.  

In a piece titled California education needs Proposition 30 published Septemebr 25, 2012 by the, Jonews writes “ I have been in education since 2007. When I first began teaching, there was funding for school field trips, small class size, and teacher aides. My first classroom had 24 students in a 4/5 combination. In this small class I was able to address each individual need through teacher led small groups that I could split between myself and my aide. My inner-city class also got to go on a week-long science camp expedition to gain firsthand experiences as to how mountains shift and geologic layers form.

This is in stark contrast to the last year of teaching. I was teaching a third grade class composed of 36 students. When you would try to make a copy, a sign covered the copier stating, “We are over our copy limit,” this was November! The teachers at the school had to go 7 months scrounging copies from a malfunctioning Duplo machine. If action is not taken, there will be another $6 billion in cuts to California education; this means over $50 million in mid-year cuts to Long Beach Unified School District alone.”

The issue is not about money.  The issue is not about class size.  The issue is about making sure that the taxpayer money is used responsibly.  The issue is that the Teachers Union, the one bankrolling proposition 30, in conjunction with the SEIU spent over $500,000,000 to buy lawmakers in Sacramento, over a ten year period.

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed SB 1200, which according to State Board of Education Executive Director will result in discouraging students from taking Algebra I in eight grade.

Now consider the old adage:  If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it.  The California Teachers Union has been adamant about establishing performance measurement criteria.  Worse.  Rather than focusing on improving education, the  California Teachers Union was instrumental in  defeating  Senate Bill 1530, a bill to protect schoolchildren from teachers who are sexual predators. After the recent arrest of Mark Berndt for feeding his students cookies laced with his own semen, State Senator Alex Padilla, a Democrat, submitted a bill to make it easier to fire such teachers. It passed the Senate in Sacramento, but when it went to the Assembly, the California Teachers Association put pressure on the Democrats and only one Democrat on the committee voted for it.

So if you think that California proposition 30 will actually help improve public education in California, you qualify for a free iPhone.  If you call now, you are also eligible for a self-sterilization kit  worth $999 that can be used to clean you gene pool.  Call now and be ready to face BrownTaxMaggeddon


Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The California Teachers (CTA) Union is pulling a Gloria Allred – a scare tactic claming that Meg Whitman is not good for California – let’s be clear.  Whitman is what California needs, but certainly not good for the CTA.  Just ask New Jersey teachers’ union

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  - If you thought MoonBeam Redux is bad enough, the California propositions clearly reflect that the California Teachers Union and SEIU own Sacramento legislators

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Today, KNX1070’s Frank Mottek interviewed California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome starting off with the bad job numbers in general.  The Lt. Governor was not surprised saying that surprising would be for anyone to be surprised. And added that something bold needed to be done, as proposed in Governor’s Brown’s latest plan, which is in essence, a plan for a terrible plan, as follows

1)       Creating a job’s Czar
2)       Create a commission to study the issue
3)       Create a workforce commission.

Informal economies operating in the world today are usually viewed as an artifact of globalization.  Often referred to as  “under the table,” “underground,” “shadow,” and  “invisible,”  economies, many have developed around the economic survival activities of workers who have been excluded from the formal economy for a number of reasons and  include widely divergent groups, such as undocumented workers, professionals who do unreported jobs on the side, craft workers who exchange work in kind,  and marginalized native workers who, because of cutbacks in welfare programs, must accept any work they can find

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Larry Sand, the president of the non-profit California Teachers Empowerment Network – a self-described non-partisan, non-political group dedicated to providing teachers with reliable and balanced information about professional affiliations and positions on educational issues—information teachers will often not get from their school districts or unions, recently made the argument that the Los Angeles Times may have started a revolution in teacher accountability by measuring  teacher performance and posting it in its Los Angeles Teacher Ratings web page using a technique called value add, where value add is the difference between a student’s expected growth and actual performance.

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