Educated or manipulated?

The Ysleta school district is conducting a $430 million  bond election after having lost a $450 million one just six months ago.

The loss was a narrow one so they are trying again.

This time they are employing a new tactic.  As it turns out there are about 1,000 school kids who are eligible to vote since they have turned 18.  The district has launched a campaign to get these kids to register to vote.

Our state senator has been active in the campaign.  He has not been active in any similar campaigns in our other school districts.  That pretty much tells me what his real motivations are.

I wonder if these civic minded school district employees have explained to the 18 year olds that it will be the younger voters who bear the brunt of the bond costs if they pass.  If the bonds are 20 year ones these kids will be paying into middle age.  I also have to wonder if anyone has explained to them that apartment dwellers pay the costs through their rent.

Hopefully some parents will explain the issue so that our new voters understand the facts.

We deserve better


5 Responses to Educated or manipulated?

  1. taxpayer 13 says:

    Anything Jose Rodriguez is involved in reeks of “political.” He’s always an advocate of more benefits, higher taxes. One bright note for me — I don’t live in the YISD school district.


  2. Reality Checker says:

    Sleazy is another good word for what they are doing. It would not surprise me to find that they are enticing the students in ways that might be considered buying votes.


  3. mamboman3 says:

    Wow! First they lure the Grandparents to read to the kids and show them a video about the bond and give them some goodies and now this. Interesting tactics. Somebody’s brain is working overtime! Cant’ wait to see what they do next!


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