- Nov 28, 2010
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I personally wish we'd fund the education system here with a sales tax or something other than a property tax. The fact that they can take your home if you're unable to pay the taxes... And this happens... Really strikes me as unfair.
I know a number of older people that have basically been forced to sell the home they'd lived in for many years because the tax burden became too great.
It seems especially awful since the dropout rate in the Houston ISD is somewhere around 22%. That doesn't seem like a very good return on our tax "investment" to me.
I agree that both systems (taxation and education) need revamping, and I don't pretend to have the answers in either case -- only my own opinions. However, I was simply pointing out to LPSGME that we parents do pay not only for the education of our children, but often for the education of children not our own, because it is to the larger benefit of society to do so.