Education Watch I
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EXPLANATION & OBJECTIVES:
District school boards throughout the state have raised our taxes enormously and outrageously to fund unnecessary, frivolous expenses, wasteful and duplicative programs, social engineering schemes, inflated teacher, administrator, and staff salaries, new, luxurious administration buildings, and to fund left-wing and politically correct classroom curriculum materials.
Too often, school boards have committed such travesties with hardly a whimper of protest from the taxpaying public, adopting bloated budgets to feed rapacious bureaucratic appetites and believe that better education can arise only from increased funding. Continued infiltration of our school systems by socialist groups and thinkers will continue until conservative, traditional, taxpaying parents and other overtaxed citizens begin to monitor their school boards to stop the scourge of high taxes and wasteful spending.
We provide information and materials to members interested in increasing educational responsibility and choice. We believe that public schools must undergo fundamental administrative restructuring to make them more responsive and efficient in meeting the academic needs of children and become more accountable for what students actually learn. Education Monitor I pledges to create this fundamental change by increasing the awareness of Nebraskans about opportunities for substantial improvement in the quality of education through their personal involvement and use of our resources. Also, remember that fiscally conservative school board members need our support and that we must work diligently to elect additional ones!
- Attend your district school board committees and general meetings to listen to discussion of tax, expenditure, and curriculum issues.
- Study the annual board budget and curriculum outlines.
- Speak to the board publicly regarding your opinion(s).
- Follow up your presentation with a letter, phone call, fax, or email to your board member and request a reply.
- Monitor school board member votes and relay them to NTF at P.O. Box 6452, Omaha, NE. 68106.
- Monitor and track the deliberations and votes of state board of education members on fiscal and curriculum issues.
- Join other NTF members as an Education Monitor I Taxpayer Watchdog.
- Recruit fiscal conservatives to run as candidates for school board positions.
Omaha Public Schools podcast. NTF testimony starts at about 25 min. into video. Doug Kagan testifies
NTF ISSUE PAPERS, ETC:
NEBRASKA CHARTER SCHOOLS MEAN SMARTER KIDS
NTF Issue Paper: charterschools3.doc. 1-16. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: NEBRASKA CHARTER SCHOOLS MEAN SMARTER KIDS. Our endorsement of public charter schools bases on the belief that every student should have the privilege and opportunity to achieve at the highest level possible. Contrary to teacher union critics, public charter schools are open to all […] Read more »
NTF Testifies For Charter Schools
Gwen Aspen from our NTF Education Watch Project testifies in favor of LB-616, a Charter Schools Bill. After her comments, view haranguing from Sen. Tanya Cook. Read more »
LEARNING COMMUNITY FAILURE A SOCIALIST BURDEN ON TAXPAYERS
NTF Issue paper: Learningcommunity4.doc. 11-14. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: LEARNING COMMUNITY FAILURE A SOCIALIST BURDEN ON TAXPAYERS. BACKGROUND. Liberal educrats offer a standard answer to academic failure: raise taxes, increase spending, and create additional bureaucracy. Douglas and Sarpy County property taxpayers years ago received a rude awakening on their tax bills when viewing […] Read more »
Common Core Problems
NTF Issue Paper: commoncore1.doc. 6-14. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: COMMON CORE IS OBAMACORE, ROTTEN TO ITS CORE. BACKGROUND. Conservatives legitimately are alarmed about the Obama Administration’s Common Core curriculum pressed onto our public schools. The regime heavily pushes this curricula through its $4.35 billion 2009 Race to the Top education grant competition bribery. […] Read more »
ObamaCare Impact on Local Schools
Recently Millard School Board member, Mike Kennedy, was quoted in the Investor’s Business Daily for his comments about how ObamaCare has impacted not only taxpayer costs negatively, but also medical care for Millard School District employees and their families. Please help with the fight over this wretched law that tyrannizes taxpayers – especially those on […] Read more »