SAD 5 voters actually managed to decrease their school budget in a district meeting. As anyone who has ever gone to a district budget meeting knows, it is usually packed with teachers who can make it there that night and stay for five hours till all the old people need to go home to bed. Then the same budget that had been defeated at the polls is usually approved by a smaller number of people than had voted in favor of it in the first place.
I can't think of another instance of this happening, at least not round here. Maybe the government-run schools are starting to get the message.
The funny thing is how the reporter -- obviously an alarmist socialist -- calls this "slashing" the budget. Mr. Groening, it is barely a scratch.
Update: Even Steve Betts uses "slash." He's not one I'd have thought would use hyperbole for such a small reduction.
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