BUDGET VOTE SHAM
The Albany School District is at
School budget votes should be
held at November General
Elections - when school board
candidates are on the ballot.
Better yet, the city schools
should be consolidated with
city government, with one
property tax roll to finance
both. Albany should return to
a K-8 neighborhood school
system. The Mayor and Common
for city school operation and
performance. Abolish the school
board. Get the federal government
out of schools. Repeal No Child
Left Behind/ Race to The Top.
Education is a state-local matter.
More local control/flexibilty in
curriculums are needed in city
schools. Fewer administrators.
More teachers and more power
to the teachers and local voters,
Abolish teacher state evaluation
mandate. State aid to schools
should be in form of block grants.
Equal funding to all schools.
No strings attached.
Index property taxes to school
These will require a Home Rule
Message from the City Council
sponsorship by Assembly Members
Fahy and McDonald as well as
State Senator Breslin. Passage by
both the houses of the state legislature
and signature of the Governor
will be needed.
Will the aforementioned actors
step up to the plate?
Meanwhile, the County Board
of Elections should administer
city school budget elections.
Use the new electronic voting
machines and/or provide for
votes to be cast by absentee paper
ballots mailed to all eligible
Include non-binding resolutions
on the ballot, to ascertain voter
response to the above questions
pertaining to education and city
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