Here in the greater Cincinnati area we saw 16 tax levies on the ballot yesterday. Of those 16 only 5 passed. The local news reports showed people all saying the same thing; “we want to support it, but the economy is just too rough”.
Of course a lot of the levies were for schools and I can’t help but think its time for a restructuring of our schools, much like the auto industry. It seems like most districts go to the people every couple of years to get more tax dollars, and I can’t blame the people for being tired of it. My old school district was on the list of failures. When I went there 20 years ago they had a huge amount of administrators. That for a district that handles less than 10,000 students total, and it hasn’t really grown since then. Something isn’t right with that.