Country wide Investigation-using fear to sell school bonds

January 30, 2019 · 0 comments


Chippewa Valley is not alone. I am quoted in this Real Clear investigations report about

School districts around the country using fear of potential violence to sell bonds.



By Steve Miller, RealClearInvestigations

The Chippewa Valley school district in suburban Detroit didn’t retreat in 2017 after voters overwhelmingly defeated its proposal to borrow $90 million for spending pitched as “protecting the community’s investment in our schools.”

Instead it rebranded the package as if lives were on the line – as an effort to literally protect students. Last year, voters approved the bond proposal with the campaign tag line “safe schools, strong schools” emphasizing the need for new security funding.

School districts around the nation have found that security sells in the year since a troubled student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla……

Entire article found here.



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