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(Fox Business)   Arizona spends $125 million per year on 13,000 K-12 students who don't exist. Can I haz Arizona tag now, plz?   (foxbusiness.com) divider line 85
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2012-05-26 05:59:34 PM
And somehow this will wind up being the union's fault.
 
2012-05-26 06:52:54 PM
Who cares if they exist or not... the question is, how did they perform on the standardized tests?
 
2012-05-26 07:03:56 PM
"are literally throwing $125 million school funding dollars into a black hole,

Yes, because we all know that if you send money to a school for a student that has transferred, the money just goes into a black hole. The school doesn't spend it on books, equipment, teacher aides, or any of the million other things schools need to provide. IT JUST GOES POOF, AND DISAPPEARS.

/This seems to be what some idiots actually believe.
 
2012-05-26 07:07:41 PM
I'm sure the textbook companies will happily give refunds for books that now-transfered students don't need any more.
 
2012-05-26 07:13:19 PM
And when they grow up, they'll be voting Republican.
 
2012-05-26 07:19:24 PM
It's not like the schools freaking burn the extra money in a pit behind the gym.
 
2012-05-26 07:20:16 PM
And when they turn 18, they probably will vote, at least twice, per election.
 
2012-05-26 07:20:23 PM
www.fbnstatic.com

I'll just put it straight out. If you watch or read FBN, you deserve to blow your nest egg on pumpkin futures.
 
2012-05-26 07:22:42 PM

Dinki:
Yes, because we all know that if you send money to a school for a student that has transferred, the money just goes into a black hole. The school doesn't spend it on books, equipment, teacher aides, or any of the million other things schools need to provide. IT JUST GOES POOF, AND DISAPPEARS.

/This seems to be what some idiots actually believe.


You know what's funny? That some idiots believe that money not allocated toward paying for a specific school is actually still used on educating children not just stuffed into a slush fund or paid as a bonus to someone for keeping expenses down.
 
2012-05-26 07:23:23 PM
In my area, they were paid based on daily attendance. That's why in some small districts near mine, they'd cancel school if there was flu outbreak because they don't want to lose the money from having 10% sick.
 
2012-05-26 07:23:28 PM
Socialists, Commie, Ghost children. The worse kind.
 
2012-05-26 07:23:32 PM

Dinki: "are literally throwing $125 million school funding dollars into a black hole,

Yes, because we all know that if you send money to a school for a student that has transferred, the money just goes into a black hole. The school doesn't spend it on books, equipment, teacher aides, or any of the million other things schools need to provide. IT JUST GOES POOF, AND DISAPPEARS.

/This seems to be what some idiots actually believe.


But the money could be spent on more useful projects, like verifying the presidents birth certificate.
 
2012-05-26 07:25:18 PM

Mr.Tangent: Dinki: "are literally throwing $125 million school funding dollars into a black hole,

Yes, because we all know that if you send money to a school for a student that has transferred, the money just goes into a black hole. The school doesn't spend it on books, equipment, teacher aides, or any of the million other things schools need to provide. IT JUST GOES POOF, AND DISAPPEARS.

/This seems to be what some idiots actually believe.

But the money could be spent on more useful projects, like verifying the presidents birth certificate.


Or harassing people who don't look white enough into showing their papers.
 
2012-05-26 07:26:10 PM
125 million is a lot of money, and it certainly is not a proper way to spend the money. But really, without knowing how much is spent yearly in AZ on education and how many students there are, I'm not sure how outraged I should be.

Like others have said, the money didn't just disappear, it went to the schools at the rate of 9k per student.

I also like the idea that the sales tax would have been removed if they knew this. Was the sales tax increase only bringing in 125m? I see bigger problems if that's the case.
 
2012-05-26 07:27:15 PM
That's nothing. Arpaio's little Hawaiian vacation for all his buddies is costing AZ taxpayers $200 million a farking day.

In other news, I'm okay with AZ going completely broke thanks to the Arizona GOP giving their bestest backers a reach-around with hundred dollar bills. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of unAmerican assholes.
 
2012-05-26 07:27:28 PM
er sales tax increase would have not been passed i mean
 
2012-05-26 07:28:45 PM
Sorry, but considering this study was done by the Goldwater Institute; take it with a grain of salt. They're nothing but a bunch of scumbag lawyers who hunt for lawsuits.
 
2012-05-26 07:29:08 PM

cenobyte40k: that some idiots believe that money not allocated toward paying for a specific school is actually still used on educating children not just stuffed into a slush fund or paid as a bonus to someone for keeping expenses down.


Yeah that would be terrible, if there was even a shred of evidence of that happening other than the fevered dreams of GOP shills.
 
2012-05-26 07:30:35 PM

RodneyToady: Who cares if they exist or not... the question is, how did they perform on the standardized tests?


95th percentile and up. Ghost Valedictorian gave a hell of a speech and then took of her top!
 
2012-05-26 07:31:41 PM

LeroyBourne: Socialists, Commie, Ghost children, from Outer Space. The worse kind.


FTFY.
 
2012-05-26 07:32:47 PM
Actually, it works out about even because Arizona cut $133 million from the K-12 budget for this year.
 
2012-05-26 07:33:59 PM
This is not a blip, it's a feature. It is by design.

Arizona doesn't just use ghost numbers, it breaks up its school districts in a fashion so that every dinky little subdivision has a school district that keeps out the riff raff. It is a feature that is used to keep the wrong kids out of districts.

It doesn't go down a black hole. It is a funding feature that allows even tiny districts that are built just to service these tiny slice communities so that they can have all the bells and whistles that other districts do, and not have to worry about keeping these schools open, despite the fact that they wouldn't otherwise have the funding to do. Now that the housing market is guttering, NOW folks want to close this up. When folks were buying up houses in these odd districts, it was perfectly fine.

Maricopa is a huge part of this weird model. It is designed to keep out the wrong crowd out of schools, and keep the populations somewhat segregated--not in a racial sense, but so that folks of the right economic backgrounds won't rub up against one another too much. It slices the education dollars in a way that allows these districts to operate, and without as much oversight. It isn't a hiccup, it is a feature, and it is designed so that folks won't look under the cups too closely to realize how much damn money that is shifted around to keep these districts funded and alive, even if they don't really have the population to warrant them.
 
2012-05-26 07:34:20 PM
Yes subby here it is.

img822.imageshack.us

/not mine...
 
2012-05-26 07:34:21 PM
Don't exist? Did you even look under the bed?

img198.imageshack.us

/turn to the left
 
2012-05-26 07:36:25 PM

"Yes, because we all know that if you send money to a school for a student that has transferred, the money just goes into a black hole. The school doesn't spend it on books, equipment, teacher aides, or any of the million other things schools need to provide. IT JUST GOES POOF, AND DISAPPEARS."


Then why have budgets at all if money is just going to be sent wherever the controller wishes to send it? As a matter of fact, just get rid of all the accountants and the Finance Dept. Money will definitely be saved that way.

 
2012-05-26 07:39:04 PM

CygnusDarius: LeroyBourne: Socialists, Commie, Ghost children, from Outer Space. The worse kind.

FTFY.


t0.gstatic.com
Sounds like a hoooot! Tonight at 9!!!!
 
2012-05-26 07:40:17 PM
Okay article said nothing of k-12, so subby, how does one profit by creating a fake k-12 student? I happen to know how k-12 works and I am not sure what you are referring to. Students do interact with teachers and other students by webcam and take standardize test. Your logic or joke is lost on me.

If they really are mispending money by not tracking transferred students, then the students need to take over. For way less than 125 mil they can have a corporate website to keep track and communicate. A kid could explain it.

Sounds more like yellow journalism.
 
2012-05-26 07:41:25 PM
This is the same case with Texas. Granted, Texas has been cutting education funds year after year so schools and school districts are in no hurry to let the state know they're paying for the same kid, twice.
 
2012-05-26 07:41:41 PM
I guess when they try to kick immigrants' kids out of school they'll still count them for funding purposes.
 
2012-05-26 07:42:29 PM
Hmm... Fox Business doesn't allow commenting on this story. I wonder why?
 
2012-05-26 07:43:38 PM
That money could have been used to legislate more discriminatory laws!
 
2012-05-26 07:45:02 PM
Thank goodness it wasn't k-9 students
 
2012-05-26 07:47:09 PM

LeroyBourne: CygnusDarius: LeroyBourne: Socialists, Commie, Ghost children, from Outer Space. The worse kind.

FTFY.

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Sounds like a hoooot! Tonight at 9!!!!


Soundtrack features the fresh sounds of Nekromantix, Reverend Horton Heat, Tiger Army, and The Meteors.
 
2012-05-26 07:50:53 PM
Goldwater Institute? I wanna double check their math. They love that voodoo economics where magic makes budgets balance through tax cuts.
 
2012-05-26 07:55:17 PM
That's how stimulus works, subby. Where the money is going isn't important, nor is the end net result of the spending.
 
2012-05-26 07:55:17 PM

Dinki: "are literally throwing $125 million school funding dollars into a black hole,

Yes, because we all know that if you send money to a school for a student that has transferred, the money just goes into a black hole. The school doesn't spend it on books, equipment, teacher aides, or any of the million other things schools need to provide. IT JUST GOES POOF, AND DISAPPEARS.

/This seems to be what some idiots actually believe.


You don't really expect a reporter to understand that, do you??
 
2012-05-26 07:55:26 PM

Dinki: "are literally throwing $125 million school funding dollars into a black hole,

Yes, because we all know that if you send money to a school for a student that has transferred, the money just goes into a black hole. The school doesn't spend it on books, equipment, teacher aides, or any of the million other things schools need to provide. IT JUST GOES POOF, AND DISAPPEARS.

/This seems to be what some idiots actually believe.


Came here to say this.
 
2012-05-26 08:00:47 PM
Arizona taxpayers "are literally throwing $125 million school funding dollars into a black hole," says Butcher in a statement.


I think I've spotted the error in their budgetary policy.
 
2012-05-26 08:01:17 PM
Sounds like a handy way for underfunded schools to bump up their funding. Basically, they need that money for the number of students they have now. You think they'll reinvest any savings from this back into the school districts? Not likely.
 
2012-05-26 08:08:27 PM
www.fbnstatic.com


Doesn't that stern, turned-to-the-side, arms folded (you know they are) pose just scream "I'm looking out for YOUR interests and protecting you from the fraud and abuse of government employees and unions!"

Nothing's gonna get past her. Put 'er on the birth certificate case!
 
2012-05-26 08:10:32 PM

Dinki: "are literally throwing $125 million school funding dollars into a black hole,

Yes, because we all know that if you send money to a school for a student that has transferred, the money just goes into a black hole. The school doesn't spend it on books, equipment, teacher aides, or any of the million other things schools need to provide. IT JUST GOES POOF, AND DISAPPEARS.

/This seems to be what some idiots actually believe.


This.

None of the new books bought at the beginning of the year go with the student when he transfers, or somehow magically reconvert into money when he leaves. Not to mention that staff are hired based on start of year student body size, trained in any new curricula during the summer, etc.
 
2012-05-26 08:11:42 PM

Hi there! Got any students studying in here?

images.fandango.com

Shhhh!

www.wearysloth.com


I'm here to document ghost students and faculty for de-funding.

www.millionaireplayboy.com

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-05-26 08:18:57 PM
You know what, AZ? Just do it. Cut another $125 million from public school funding. Go right ahead. That'll give all us union-sympathizer libby lib leftists the what-for, and it certainly won't hurt your childrens one bit.

/Fewer people to compete for a job against as I grow older.
//Don't throw me in the briar patch!!!
 
2012-05-26 08:20:12 PM

CygnusDarius: LeroyBourne: CygnusDarius: LeroyBourne: Socialists, Commie, Ghost children, from Outer Space. The worse kind.

FTFY.

[t0.gstatic.com image 180x106]
Sounds like a hoooot! Tonight at 9!!!!

Soundtrack features the fresh sounds of Nekromantix, Reverend Horton Heat, Tiger Army, and The Meteors.


I like RHH, the others are new to me, thanks.
 
2012-05-26 08:32:45 PM

LeroyBourne:
Soundtrack features the fresh sounds of Nekromantix, Reverend Horton Heat, Tiger Army, and The Meteors.

I like RHH, the others are new to me, thanks.


Take those, throw in some Cramps and some Southern Culture on the Skids, and you have yourself one hell of a Pandora station.
 
2012-05-26 08:33:28 PM

Christian Bale: [www.fbnstatic.com image 156x195]


Doesn't that stern, turned-to-the-side, arms folded (you know they are) pose just scream "I'm looking out for YOUR interests and protecting you from the fraud and abuse of government employees and unions!"

Nothing's gonna get past her. Put 'er on the birth certificate case!


That, or she just smelled someone's stank ass aftershave, and she, like a Mama Grizzly, is not pleased...
 
2012-05-26 08:40:02 PM
I see, so the obvious (republican) solution is to cut $125 million from schools and give the richest Arizonans a $125 million tax cut. Yep, makes sense to me.
 
2012-05-26 08:44:43 PM
This is not a repeat from Pump Up the Volume
 
2012-05-26 08:46:02 PM

Krieghund: LeroyBourne:
Soundtrack features the fresh sounds of Nekromantix, Reverend Horton Heat, Tiger Army, and The Meteors.

I like RHH, the others are new to me, thanks.

Take those, throw in some Cramps and some Southern Culture on the Skids, and you have yourself one hell of a Pandora station.


Love me some Cramps. Throw in some Bauhaus for good measures.
 
2012-05-26 08:52:19 PM

Krieghund: LeroyBourne:
Soundtrack features the fresh sounds of Nekromantix, Reverend Horton Heat, Tiger Army, and The Meteors.

I like RHH, the others are new to me, thanks.

Take those, throw in some Cramps and some Southern Culture on the Skids, and you have yourself one hell of a Pandora station.


I've got an RHH Pandora station and it's great. From Link Stay and Bill Halley to current Psycho/Rockabilly. Great driving station.
 
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