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As the parent of a 2 elementary school age kids, I am mystified about why Oregonians accept an inadequate, income-tax dependent structure for funding public education. I understand most citizens resent paying taxes, and certainly the current economic climate is not favorable for raising taxes -- but if there is a recurring lack of resources to provide a quality education for all children, why can't the Governor and Legislature focus on creatively shoring up the revenue side of our state budget?
Why can't they frame the discussion about human services & school funding in a way that builds a revenue stream solution through either raising corporate income tax rates, or a 1% sales tax?? They are woefully lacking in leadership skills on this revenue generating issue, and that's what I find so frustrating every school year....
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