With considerably less money than the opposition, the Wake County Taxpayers Association is distributing this palm card urging voters to reject the $810 million school bond issue.
The WCTA card accuses Wake of having 55,000 seats free and points to the inaccurate enrollment projections from the 2006 bond. It also notes the 10 percent increase in the property-tax rate, Wake not meeting its 95 percent academic goal and says “Detroit again?” in regard to the increase in county debt that would come from passing the bond.
“The Wake County School Board is wasting tax money on glitzy schools and neglecting our kids’ education,” the WCTA card says.
The WCTA also tries to deal with the charge from critics that it’s more interested in keeping taxes low than on education. The cards says the taxpayers “want all children to get a great education” and that “we believe excess spending on buildings hurts children in the classroom.”