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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"If You Build It, He (and Other Students) Will Come". Well, Maybe Not.

This is what happens when the government runs out of money and can't fund expenses.

Students in Riverside, California won't be able to use the newly constructed $105 Million school:

Kenneth Young, Riverside's superintendent of schools, said his districts have lost more than $1 billion in combined state funding. His is not the only county to close schools, many districts across the state have been forced to close institutions open just a few years.

"I think we've bottomed out as far as the economy, but here's the thing: The state budget is still out of balance," Young said. "That's where the funding comes from … so that means things might not get better any time soon.

Moral and lesson of the story? The California and the United States economy needs to recover and jobs are needed so the California Legislature can provide funding for projects. (This is according to the Alvord School District Wendell Tucker).

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