Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WA State Sen. Paull Shin Wants "Cash For Kids"

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Senator Paull Shin, D-Edmonds, is sponsoring a bill, SB 6466 that he says will create more cash for the state school system. I call it "cash for kids".

Here's what he is proposing.

Shin's bill, SB 6466, will provide for the state schools to allow advertising on the inside and outside of public school buses. He says each district school board will decide who is and who is not allowed to advertise, however, the advertising must be "educational".

Faith and Freedom Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation. Can we advertise? Probably not. We're Christian. What about churches or mosques or temples that are not Christian. What about Freedom From Religion? ---The group that puts atheist signs on buses, near Nativities and a number of other places. They're not Christian or religious---and they educate. "Yes Virginia, There Is No God."

Okay, nothing that is kind of like religion.

What about Planned Parenthood? They offer educational materials. How about condom companies? They would be somewhat educational. Or, morning after abortion pills? Will educational materials tend to be liberal and progressive or conservative?

Coke or Pepsi?

Likely Mr. Shin means well. Money is in scarce supply for state run institutions. But is this something we should do?

Public school has our children and grandchildren a good part of everyday, to socialize, educate and indoctrinate. Do we really want our kids and grand kids to be hustled while traveling to and from school every day for a little more cash?

Please give Senator Shin a call or email and ask him to withdraw his "cash for kids" bill. Tell him our kids are worth more than that.

Link to Senator Shin's office.

God help the children.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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  1. S-3652.1 _____________________________________________
    SENATE BILL 6466
    State of Washington 61st Legislature 2010 Regular Session
    By Senators Shin, McAuliffe, Kastama, Marr, Kline, McDermott, and Tom
    Read first time 01/14/10. Referred to Committee on Early Learning &
    K-12 Education.
    1 AN ACT Relating to advertising on school buses; and adding a new
    2 section to chapter 46.61 RCW.
    4 NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 46.61 RCW
    5 to read as follows:
    6 (1) The rules of the state superintendent of public instruction
    7 under RCW 46.61.380 governing the marking of school buses shall allow
    8 school districts to place advertising and educational material on and
    9 in school buses if such advertising and education material is approved
    10 by the school district board of directors. The advertising and
    11 educational material shall not be placed on the front or rear of a
    12 school bus.
    13 (2) Revenue received by the school district for the school bus
    14 advertising and educational material shall be deposited in the school
    15 district's general fund or transportation vehicle fund.
    --- END ---

    Seemd to me that his is the key.

    if such advertising and education material is approved
    by the school district board of directors.

    Problems can not be solved if you are afraid and say what if this and what if that.

    fear is a great paralizer that stops actions and makes solvable problem unsolvable.

  2. While fighting hypothetical political battles over things allowed by laws that haven't even been passed yet may be great fun, I would urge everyone here to go to the red cross website and donate to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. You can even donate directly from your cell phone by texting "HAITI" to "90999" this will allow you to put a $10 donation on your cell phone bill. And most importantly please pray for the people of Haiti that thier suffering may be relieved.

  3. God has just answered the people's prayers in Massachusetts. Do not grow weary in the struggle.

  4. Good idea - Samaritan's Purse is also an option for donation, which in addition to relieving suffering, furthers the Good News. God bless the desperate people of Haiti, and God bless the compassion of the American people.

  5. Washington State statistical unemployment is 9.5 %, actual unemployment closer to 19%.


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