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Old 11-16-2007, 03:52 PM   #11
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The town I live in, the assesed values are 1/2 to 1/3 the market value. Last year, the town I work in reassessed after something like 15-20 years. Needless to say, ALOT of people have moved out and homes are for sale all over. The killer are the school taxes. Something like 60% of my property taxes goes to the schools.


And I don't have any kids.
I don't have any kids either, but we all want to live in well-educated communities, don't we?

There was a discussion on this on a local radio show yesterday; an asst superintendent of schools made the point that when states are looking at how much money they need to budget for prison building costs, they look at third-grade reading scores to give them a glimpse into the future.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:28 PM   #12
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I don't have any kids either, but we all want to live in well-educated communities, don't we?

There was a discussion on this on a local radio show yesterday; an asst superintendent of schools made the point that when states are looking at how much money they need to budget for prison building costs, they look at third-grade reading scores to give them a glimpse into the future.
I have no problem with that. But when a large percent are illegal aliens, there's some concern.
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I have no problem with that. But when a large percent are illegal aliens, there's some concern.
True. That's a complicated issue.
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True. That's a complicated issue.
It took me 15 minutes to type that.

Anyway, I thought after the big corps came to town they would alieviate some of the tax burden, but they haven't. In fact, they went up.
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