In a previous letter to the editor, Marvadene Eves stated that Jason Isaac opposed a “slight tax increase”.
I wonder if everyone in DSISD would consider a 12.5 percenttax increase a “slight” tax increase? I wonder if the elderly in DSISD on a fixed income would consider 12.5 percent a “slight” tax increase? I know that this kind of increase would be difficult for my family to afford, which is why I voted against it.
Apparently voters didn’t think it was a “slight” tax increase either and overwhelmingly (74 percent) rejected Democrat John Adams’ tax increase.
If Ms. Eaves would do her research to get her facts straight, she would know that the state actually spent $125.2 million more on education this biennium that last. Jason Isaac supports increasing teacher pay and getting rid of unfunded mandates to allow school districts to spend more money in the classroom instead of on administrative expenses. These are exactly the kind of changes we need to improve our education system.
Meanwhile, Jason Isaac’s opponent, Democrat John Adams, who served on the school board, voted to lay off eight teachers while sitting on over 13 million dollars in the DSISD reserve fund.
The Texas Education Agency recommends that school districts keep two months of operating expenses in their reserve fund. DSISD has over double the recommended amount in their savings account. Just HALF of the money in this account could pay for approximately 150 teaching positions.
John Adams demanded that the state spend more of our rainy day fund on education while he was hoarding money in DSISD’s own large savings account and firing teachers. That is hypocritical and wrong.
Let’s get our facts straight and make an educated vote. I know the facts before I cast my vote. That is why I am voting for Jason Isaac as my state representative.
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