I'm all for taking advantage of good rates while we can get them, but if there's a chance I or my wife may be laid off in the next few months, I'm not going to make a big purchase if I can help it - I'll make do with what I have. The economy is going to get worse, more people are going to be laid off in the upcoming months, and we Don't need new taxes to support new schools - bad timing. There was an article yesterday on USAToday.com that talked about school districts taking big hits because of foreclosures and other economic woes (http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-03-15-schoolforeclose_N.htm?csp=34). This is not the time to spend.
Hat4rack, we all hope for better days ahead, months ahead and years to come. Along the way, we all encounter the bad that happens along the way. Yes, hard times have hit many and many more to come. I wish the best of luck to you and your family and hope you find better days. As I would tell family and friends, if ever you need something, just let me know.
Why not make the parents of the Magnet Schools (which is a privilege) pay a small fee to attend the school. This may not be much but every little bit helps. I am for showing proof of you registration when you sign your child up for school. You already have to show two proofs of residency.If you do not have a vehicle then you do not have to show it but if you get caught then you should have to pay the maximum fine and pay court cost. I knew too many people who went to Cannon County to get tags who had children in Rutherford County Schools. Here is my question why is it that we have the highest vehicle registration in Tennessee and the count has a 10 million shortfall? Maybe we need to look at other "Growing" counties and see what they are doing right or what we are doing wrong?