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Several hundred march from City Hall to State House in protest against BPS school cuts

WBUR reports on a protest yesterday.

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and the city and taxpayers shouldn't be terrorized and held hostage by public sector unions. I have no problem with private sector unions, but public sector unions should never have been allowed in the first place.

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By people exercising their First Amendment rights?

You must have a rough life, my condolences.

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BLACKMAILING, not terrorizing.

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thats racist

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(Palm over my face)

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By people exercising their First Amendment rights?

You must have had a rough life, my condolences.

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...to realize that you can respond to fully 95% of all anon comments with exactly these 9 words.

You must have had a rough life, my friend.

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Would you say the same if they were exercising their 2nd?

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They can bear all the arms they want, subject to the limitations set by Boston Police. I have no problems with that.

Unless by "Second Amendment," you mean Florida-style shooting your cousins in the head when you lose your balance on your hoverboard, in which case, yeah, I have a problem with that.

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So you have no problem with the First Amendment being subject to the limitations set by the Boston Police?

http://www.wbur.org/2012/03/27/recording-officers-settlement

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In that case, BPD acknowledged violating the Constitution and agreed not to do it again. Hooray for the First Amendment!

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"The kids need to get back in school," anon? You do know that this is school vacation week?

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OK< nevermind.

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$1.027 billion isn't enough? Funding up $13 million over last year. Give me a break.

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Failure and incompetence have a high price.

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I'll bet if the school department came up with a way of spending their $1.027B budget in a way that didn't result in cuts to the schools these kids go to, the protesters would be just as happy as if the total budget were increased. This isn't about whether the funding for the school department is adequate, it's about whether the funding for the schools is.

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piss someone off.

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And so do charter schools. If you are a poor student, they boot you back to the public system but don't have to return the money the state gave them back to they system. They keep it. They have every interest in the world to do that as much as they can. Then you get these great charter schools and under funded normal ones with huge ratios of horrible kids

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Why does BPS cost more per student than almost every other school system in the state? Even accounting for special ed BPS spending per pupil is very high and yet the facilities are falling apart.

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And parents that send their kids to private schools still contribute to the public schools.

You really want to pit kids against kids?

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