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Time for Common Sense Finance 101

Once again we are being asked to pony up for education. This time it is to the tune of 50-plus percent. I realize the system has done a lot of cutting, but it is time to cut the fluff, extracurricular activities, and teach basic core education an...

Once again we are being asked to pony up for education. This time it is to the tune of 50-plus percent. I realize the system has done a lot of cutting, but it is time to cut the fluff, extracurricular activities, and teach basic core education and teach it well. Part of an education is that money does not grow on trees and it has to be earned.

Just because you want something doesn't mean you get it or even deserve it and that you can do without it. I think that is called Common Sense Finance 101 and just possibly a few parents could learn that along with the children. If parents want the extracurricular activities, let them pay for it. However, when the economy turns around, then putting these programs back into place would be reasonable.

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