You gotta feel sorry for the San Antonio ISD school board president. He wants to increase spending — but “the downside to all this is having to go to the voters… That’s what’s really troubling us.” Yep, it’s a real hassle, having to get voters to approve more taxes and spending just one year after voters said no to a similar proposal.

According to the San Antonio Express News, SAISD is wanting to raise taxes because they are losing students. Somehow, apparently, having higher taxes will make parents want to stay in the school district. The “plan” is to increase starting-teacher salary to $50,000 per year — a 20% jump. Great plan; now they can have really expensive inexperienced teachers.

Since 2001, students pass have FALLEN, while per-student spending has risen from barely $6,000 to 8,287. What a great deal. And parents are pulling their kids out in droves, you say? Go figure…

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."