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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    My survey shows California as #3 and is newer than all of your surveys, especially your last one that's 2 years old. Still, we don't know exactly what the metrics are for all the surveys. This exchange started because it was claimed that OK lacks a budget to adequately fund its schools. That seems to bear out, regardless of what's going on in California.

    I'll give OK this... from your links, the OK school system is in the top 5 for child safety. That's a good thing too.
    Mr. Chief,

    No, your surveys says that California is #3 in funding their richest school districts.

    My links were about the overall state of California's educations system.

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    This tax deduction plan helps ~80% of all Residents of CA. those that don't have enough deductions to itemize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Once again, I didn't say that. You keep reading things I don't write. It's not worth talking to you.

    I am complaining about where they are going. You didn't read that in my previous posts?
    Mr. Rasselas,

    You didn't have to saying it. The fact speaks for itself.

    And no, you are not complaining about where your taxes are going. Otherwise, you would be saying "holy crap! I pay how much of my taxes for education and educations is still crap!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    This tax deduction plan helps ~80% of all Residents of CA. those that don't have enough deductions to itemize.
    Mr. Volunteer,

    He, he, he, the poor screwing the rich liberals again. Personally, I pay $7000 in property taxes per year, and another $3000 in assessments due to bond issue payments. See, if you don't pay property taxes, you couldn't less about voting Yes on a bond issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Volunteer,

    He, he, he, the poor screwing the rich liberals again. Personally, I pay $7000 in property taxes per year, and another $3000 in assessments due to bond issue payments. See, if you don't pay property taxes, you couldn't less about voting Yes on a bond issue.
    are you married, or single

    if you are single you have 10k in deductions on your taxes, the std deduction has been increased to 12,000 so YOU ARE NOT HARMED.

    if you are Married you have 24K in standard deductions YOU STILL HAVE NO LOSS in deductions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Chief,

    No, your surveys says that California is #3 in funding their richest school districts.

    My links were about the overall state of California's educations system.
    I am not sure where you see that exactly, but you are clearly cherry picking if that comes from my link somewhere. Here is a quote from the very beginning of it:

    A state-by-state breakdown of the 2017 Best High Schools rankings shows that Maryland is the leading performer for the third year in a row. This state-by-state performance rating is solely based on which states have the largest proportion of their high schools earning gold and silver medals.
    This year, 27.5 percent of Maryland's eligible schools earned gold and silver medals from U.S. News. Florida came in second with 24.4 percent and California came in third with 23.6 percent.
    The gold and silver awards reflect which schools are most successfully preparing students for college, based on students participating in and achieving passing scores on Advanced Placement tests. For a school to be eligible for a gold or silver medal, its students must also do well on the appropriate statewide tests and graduate at high rates, as explained in the rankings methodology.
    Right at the front. That's not simply saying how much funding is dished out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    are you married, or single

    if you are single you have 10k in deductions on your taxes, the std deduction has been increased to 12,000 so YOU ARE NOT HARMED.

    if you are Married you have 24K in standard deductions YOU STILL HAVE NO LOSS in deductions.
    Mr. Volunteer,

    If that is true, I am shitting in tall cotton. That will about be what my wife and my itemized deductions were last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    I am not sure where you see that exactly, but you are clearly cherry picking if that comes from my link somewhere. Here is a quote from the very beginning of it:



    Right at the front. That's not simply saying how much funding is dished out.
    Mr. Chief,

    I am reading your link, exactly. Your link is not about the overall state of the educations system in California, which, is dismal. But rather, talks about the number of high performing high schools (not all schools) in the state. And when you have a large number of rich districts, that is not surprising. Bottom line, the rich kids in California are getting a good education. Their maid's, and landscaper's kids, not so much.
    Last edited by Kallie Knoetze; 4th December 2017 at 02:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    California doesn't spend that much on its schools. It's middle of the pack, at best. But we do have high levels of inequality and very high levels of English Language Learners (more than half our students come from homes speaking primarily a language other than English). Do any analysis of API scores and you'll see a high correlation between poverty and ELLs.
    The liberal mantra is that undocumented aliens are an unqualified blessing to California. Yet you imply that their children, who don't speak English, are a drag on the educational system and lower scores. Which is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    The liberal mantra is that undocumented aliens are an unqualified blessing to California. Yet you imply that their children, who don't speak English, are a drag on the educational system and lower scores. Which is it?
    Mr. Urbanek,

    Here's the thing. The unqualified blessing to California is that rich liberals need the slave labor provided by illegals to live day to day. Rich liberals would never allow their privileged kids to work a McDonald's and the like, but they need someone to clean their toilets and mow their lawns. Ergo, they allow for unrestricted and protected migration on of the peon population to do those dirty jobs for little or no money.

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