Post # 1
For screwing public education in PA. I’m sure you 500 bagillion dollar budget cut is going to help raise standardized test scores and help our kids in the long run (note sarcasm). I’m sure that the reading specialist my friend’s district just cut are going to be beneficial for students, especially those with reading problems. I’m also sure that increase class sizes and fewer teachers are going to be good for everyone.
I’m also glad that I put over 40,000 in getting a bachelors and masters degree, both in education, that I now most likely won’t be able to use.
Also, I’m so glad that you’re cutting state jobs and cutting medicaid. Now that my diabetes is under control (with medicaid that I pay a premium for), lets cut it so it gets all screwed up. And now that you cut these state jobs, i’m sure you’re cutting unemployment as well, so what are these people supposed to do?
Sorry, just needed to vent. I’m not trying to start a Dem/Rep debate here, I just had to yell somewhere!
Post # 3
I was really hoping he was going to undo some of the nightmare that Rendell caused. I’m still sour that he said that preserving PA’s history isn’t part of the commonwealth mission (pretty sure it’s mentioned somewhere in there…) and cut PHMC’s budget by 54%. The office I was in, this summer, that was in charge of keeping track of 4.5 million pieces of Pennsylvania’s history had two fulltime and one part time employees, and two part time volunteers. Ugh.
Post # 4
And what’s really hard is that I can’t really move. I love PA, but I’d go where the job is, but my fiance has a decent job (but not one that could support us both). He is literally starting to look for jobs in Canada and Australia as we speak. This is bound to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. And we’re stuck with this A-hole for four years.
Post # 5
@karatechick27:TRUE THAT! this isn’t even a dem/republican issue. it’s a crucial issue on the topic of educating our children and paying our teachers for the hard work they do.