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Originally posted by stephanies-chase
As an educator and coach in Indiana I know they take these situations quite seriously. In Indiana a student athlete is not allowed to move out of district for athletic purposes.
Originally posted by rockhndr
reply to post by dbloch7986
Correction...property taxes are paid to the town you live in...not the state...thus the reason why the mils per home/land ownership are different from town to town...THIS is the reason I should NOT have to pay for little Johnny who lives in a different district to "freeload" and take away school funding from my child, or the children of legitamate taxpayers in MY district...I commend the schools who find the freeloaders and kick'em out...If you want to send your child to a certain school, then LIVE and pay town taxes in the proper district to do so!!
Originally posted by dbloch7986
Oh won't somebody PLEASE think of the children! (Sorry had to do it.)
Property taxes are paid to the state who redistributes them to the schools based on need. So saying people pay taxes to their school district is misleading. Property tax also does not only pay public schooling services.
You are not paying for your kid's school. You are paying part of the overall cost of everyone's schooling including community colleges and state universities that adults attend. Education is a socialized benefit because of the old proverb that it takes a village to raise a kid. You as an adult can avail yourself of private colleges or private schools for your kids, but you still pay for public schools too.
Originally posted by Rockstar02
reply to post by mattifikation
Remove sports from schools? Say thats a pretty good idea, until you actually sit and think about it.
How many children have gotten opportunities they otherwise wouldn't have because of extra curricular activities? College scholarships, professional contracts, etc.
How many kids have been kept away from gangs and violence because they're involved with a sports team?
How many kids have been kept off drugs due to schools drug testing their athletes?
I'm very sorry that you feel the way you do, because it's a sad state of mind. Sports and other activities provide physical fitness, opportunities and a release for some kids who cannot find it elsewhere.