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February 18th, 2011
08:55 AM ET

Kansas mom wants to pay more taxes but state says no

Michelle Trouvé, a Kansas mother of three, is asking to pay more taxes to improve her children's school district.

But the state of Kansas says no; Kansas caps the amount of money raised through property taxes that can go to schools in order to ensure equity among districts. Michelle Trouvé talks to T.J. Holmes today on American Morning.


Filed under: Education • Politics
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  1. t Fred

    I attended grade school in the mid-50 thru the mid 60's and we had anywhere from 45 to 55 students per classroom and learn more then they do today. Teachers today don't want to do the job they trained for. They want 20 or less per classroom. No wonder we can't afford to put more into education and the children graduate knowing less. If this mother want to spend more taxes, then let her send her kids to a PRIVATE School. Our school system today is a joke.

    February 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  2. Tim

    Why don't they just go around the 'law'. Many schools have fund drives and the funds get donated to the school. Like a food drive, they can pay $1000 for their cake and eat it too.

    February 18, 2011 at 11:31 am |
  3. HernandezUSA

    Sounds like a Case of we have to keep everyones education poor to keep everyone the same.

    My guess there is a little reverse racism going on as well.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:50 am |