Re: "Dems float deal to trim class-size initiative" (TNT, 3-29).
Does everyone know what they voted for? If you thought class size was the issue in Initiative 1351, you didn't read the fine print.
I-1351 includes staffing increases for custodial, maintenance and grounds keepers. It also includes staffing for the administration, nursing and psychologists.
How does this reduce class size? It doesn't; it lines the pockets of the union. Extra staff, extra dues.
If they really cared "about the kids" they would have left all the unnecessary increases off the initiative and kept the cost down. Now the Democrats want to buy off the teachers by watering down I-1351 but tying raises to the initiative. I think that's called bribery.
The initiative should have been titled: "Reduce class size and add a bunch of staff that has nothing to do with class size."
Why? Because we can. It's only taxpayer money.