reply to ATLJ
Re: [Serious] Sonny trying to cut teachers pay The congregated form of teaching on the county levels is sorely costly. Gwinnett county published their 2009 budget for their 159,000 students and the cost per pupil for the 2009 year is $11,650.
That's bloody expensive, but when asking any parent they are blissfully clueless as to the costs and often think of it as free daycare to get their MOIs (ahem, Moments Of Indiscretions) out of their hair for a fer hours during the day.
BTW, based on the student numbers there are almost as many childless households in my county as their are child-based households. Of course, no one thanks the childless households for helping in that $11,650/pupil BILL.