Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Civics Lesson in Ohio?

The "Somewhat-Less-Than-Straight Talk Express" pulled in to Ohio today:

A local school district official confirmed after the event that of the 6,000 people estimated by the fire marshal to be in attendance this morning, more than 4,000 were bused in from schools in the area. The entire 2,500-student Defiance School District was in attendance, the official said, in addition to at least three other schools from neighboring districts, one of which sent 14 buses
Way to go, "Maverick". Nice one.
Use kids as a political prop.
Did their parents know about their little field trip?

Let's see. How much of that excursion for the students was paid for using local district property taxes, which Ohio relies on for school funding--unconstitutional per Ohio Supreme Court rulings--but, I digress... ? Was this a district-sanctioned trip for the students? What was the lesson? Any state money used by the district to bus in the crowd?

Since I'm an Ohio taxpayer, I'd kinda like to know...

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