FORUM: Cuts to education unfair to students, teachers

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FORUM: Cuts to education unfair to students, teachers
News from Rapid City Journal:

Gov. Dennis Daugaard,

Again, we are writing in response to our concern about the school funding cuts. We are aware the original proposed cut was 10 percent. However, we are also aware that before the 10 percent cut was proposed, the general idea was a 5 percent cut in school funding.

We are sure that you were sincere in your wish that every organization or program funded by our government help shoulder the burden of the money shortage. Unfortunately, we believe that education’s share, though equal, is too heavy.

Some remarks that you made last January during an interview with the Rapid City Journal left us with the impression that you believed both that the state government is spending too much on public education and that schools have much that they can do without.

As we have mentioned before, our school district has been making cuts since 2000. There are no more “extra” programs to cut.

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Coyle & Cassidy High School in Taunton welcomes Chinese students
News from Taunton Daily Gazette:

Half a world away from their homes, a dozen students are adjusting to life in a new school and a new culture.

The students, all of whom said their goal is to get an education from a United States university, are the first in a new program that is bringing a limited number of pupils from China to Coyle & Cassidy High School. The Taunton-based Catholic school is one of a growing number of private high schools actively recruiting Chinese students.

“American colleges are very good,” said 17-year-old Chang Li, who left her home in He Bei province to attend school at Coyle & Cassidy.

Like many of the other Chinese students at Coyle & Cassidy, Li said she thinks getting a diploma from an American high school will increase her odds of getting accepted into a prestigious U.S. university.

While the Chinese students are learning about a new culture and getting better access to American colleges and universities, Coyle & Cassidy is also benefiti…………… continues on Taunton Daily Gazette

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