Everything Republican Governor Sam Brownback and his political party cohorts have touched, fiscally, financially and dealing with taxes, it seems, have turned to debt and red ink.
We've all been following them for these few years now and watched the debt rating be downgraded and debts rise and budgets be slashed, sure. But the latest budget cuts, now to the schools, are being the unkindest and even worst, the most painful and even hopeless, of all.
I saw this last evening:
And that, I thought, was horrible, for one not-that-large a school district.
But then I saw this:
Just short of 200 million dollars, nearly one quarter of a billion dollars, to be cut from the school budgets across the state.
How do you have hope for your children, for the future, for your state, if you don't--hell, can't--invest in the next generations?