Win, Lose, Drew by Drew Litton for August 29, 2012

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    Dtroutma  over 11 years ago

    This is exactly the way it’s been going for decades! My university took our physics and chemistry lab budgets to buy new uniforms for the football team, and that was over 40 years ago!!

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    CasualBrowser  over 11 years ago

    The kids are being taught one of the most important skills in life: How to prioritize.

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    Chillbilly  over 11 years ago

    My alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, costs 40x more — that’s FORTY times more — than it did when I attended in the mid 80s. Part of the “Texas miracle” I suppose. (PS: I didn’t build UT.)

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    jerrylhinton  over 11 years ago

    Interesting. As a Allen Texas resident – my first post was deleted as I’m sure this one will be. So much for freedom of speech.

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    Dtroutma  over 11 years ago

    Yup, California, where I was going to university, and football trumped science education, then came Reagan, then the measure to limit taxes, then came fiscal disaster as a result of the “no new taxes” crowd, that didn’t stop spending, sat back and watched inflation soar, especially in housing costs, while salaries didn’t actually keep up.

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    Gary Williams Premium Member over 11 years ago

    That shows you the priority of the people of Texas and why they are so dumb

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    capydan  over 11 years ago

    from somone who lives in Allen. “I live in the city that built that stadium (couldn’t vote on it as we didn’t live here then) and I must say, in its defense, it was a bond voters chose. Also, the stadium wasn’t the only thing that was built. Allen Independent School Distri…ct also built a brand new performance arts theater that includes music, visual arts, and performance spaces. We also have a culinary arts building where students make and sell food in a cafe. While I am no fan of spending on football over teachers, the high school created a need to for teachers to keep the arts and kitchen filled with students. Lastly, Allen residents overwhelmingly passed a tax increase to help curtail the pain of the Legislature’s budget cuts, so we really do know our priorities.”

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