Unified taking less from taxpayers than expected is the headline in the Racine Journal Times that might as well have been written by the RUSD public relations department. Then again, perhaps it was.
I am noticing a trend. When Unified wants, say $10 million extra dollars, to "educate" the same number of students, but receives only $5 million, it is a budget cut. When they "expect" to raise taxes by, say $10%, but only raise by 6%, they would like us to believe there has been a tax cut. And the Journal Times is usually right there helping promote the dishonesty.
Next, when they expect student achievement to decline by 10%, but only does by 5%, we can rejoice in the gains made by our students.
The Journal Times should be embarrassed to print such a headline as it demonstrates once again their willingness to carry water for Racine Unified.
I have come to expect bias from the Journal Times. And sometimes, they even exceed my expectations.