Today, our illustrious governor visited the City of Yonkers to announce a $28 million "bailout" of the Yonkers school system, which had been facing the prospect of laying off two hundred teachers and eliminating school sports programs.
As a guy who lives across the street from a school, I am very keen on keeping the children of my city educated and active. The governor couched the bailout in terms of property values:
“This investment in public education is not just an investment in education. It’s in the overall growth of Yonkers and the overall well-being of Yonkers. You want housing values to go up in Yonkers? You want more people moving in? Improve the school system."
I'd view the funding in terms of providing a future for the city's, the state's the country's children. It's nice to see that one governor (however illiberal many of his policies may be) believes in education- the oaf across the Hudson would rather saddle the kids of his state with debt, rather than inconveniencing the plutocrats with a slight increase in their marginal tax rates.