On the Fiscal Cliff and Education Funding

November 18, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I wish to publish my personal thoughts about the possible impending fiscal cliff and the current debates happening in Congress. 

My greatest concern is the effects it could have on our already severely stressed educational budget. 

New Jersey school districts, especially Paterson Public Schools, have already suffered a tremendous series of cuts under the Christie Administration. 

If Congress fails to reach a sustainable agreement by Jan. 1 we could face  billions more in cuts to education on a national scale.

Paterson: I urge you to write to your member of Congress, Mr. Bill Pascrell, and ask him to fight any attempts in Congress to further cut needed funds from Paterson's students. Please!

We have already witnessed many our much needed programs get slashed because of the lack of funding. We have witnessed the dastardly effects its had on our children.

In my honest opinion, we cannot afford to lose anything else. I need at least 200 parents to stand with me to demand our government to leave education funding off the slashing table!

As a parent, who's children go to public school in Paterson, I'm deeply troubled by what could transpire over the coming days in congress. Let's not pretend like everything's OK - it's not. 

I stand in solidarity with all the parents demanding that their children be provided the best educational experience possible. 

However, we must understand That the type of education we want and they deserve can't happen without the proper funding. Its time to fight for our children like never before!


Corey L. Teague 

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...

'Real Santa' Ray Beesley Mourned Across NJ

December 3, 2016

WAYNE, N.J. - People all across New Jersey took to social media today to mourn the passing of Ray Beesley.

Beesley was known to many as the 'Real Santa' for his authentic year round look, jolly spirit, and the charitable things he did, such as make appearances at New Jersey Jackals games  in exchange for tickets for sick kids.

Ray Beesley of Paterson has been portraying ...

Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participates in Turkey giveaway for the needy.

December 3, 2016

Paterson, N.J -   The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in Turkey giveaway for the needy on Nov. 22.

 The Turkey giveaway provided a fresh turkey to 75 families in the Paterson, N.J. and surrounding area.  The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Lambda Upsilon Chapter value helping the community and hope to provide joy to a ...

A Trip to Stars Hallow

November 21, 2016

Stars Hollow, Connecticut is not just a fictional town in the television show, Gilmore Girls; it happens to be just about 25 miles north of Marist College. The cozy town of Rhinebeck, New York is the closest fans of the show will get to living a day in the life of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.

On the sidewalks adorned with vintage trees, small shops and restaurants stand, each with their own, ...