Undaunted by warnings of a record real estate tax increase — and spurred by Occupy movement supporters' urgings not to cut education — the Montgomery County School Board voted Tuesday to add a pay increase and 16 positions to its budget request.The Montgomery County School Board votes for (considerable) (expensive) school construction, which county supervisors acquiesced to. Then the board's members complain that there's no money in their budget for new "positions" or a pay increase. And it's all "government's" fault.
The unanimous decision increases pressure on county supervisors, who are already looking at the largest tax increase in years to pay for new school construction.
"Government is doing everything it can to shortchange public education," veteran school board member Penny Franklin said. "We've got to put our foot down."
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?Ye shall know these fruits by the fruits they bring forth.
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Matthew 7:16-20, King James Version